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B-17s in the LA area (calling on help from the hyperscale experts!)

October 11 2017 at 7:53 PM

Steve Heeb  (Login Rattlesden_447th)
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I am escorting my son's high school band on its Disneyland experience and wanted to make sure I don't waste an opportunity while I am in southern California.

I have already photographed B-17G 44-83563 FUDDY DUDDY at the Lyon's Museum at the Orange County Airport.

What I expect to be able to photograph on this trip is:

B-17G 44-83684 PICCADILLY LILLY II at the Planes of Fame Museum/Chino
B-17G 44-6393 STARDUSTER at the March Field Air Museum
B-17G 44-85778 MISS ANGELA at the Palm Springs Air Museum

If I had an extra day (or was driving back to Seattle) I would certainly try to hit B-17G 44-85738 PRESTON'S PRIDE in Tulare, and B-17G
at Castle AFB, but I think those are too far north to sneak in on this trip.

What I want to know is if there are any other B-17s hiding in the LA area -- even projects in someone's private hangar or old barn (I know how to ask permission, but I have to know what's out there first).

Thank you very much for any assistance in making the most of this trip!!!

Steve Heeb; Puyallup, WA
In fond memory of Loran B Heeb
"Ol' Scrapiron"
447th BG; Rattlesden England

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