I saw this B-17 (Aluminum Overcast in 398th B.G colors) flying over Puget Sound out my office window today and took a couple photos. It is being hosted at the Museum of Flight for Memorial Day weekend. It was a treat for a WWII collector to see a little flying history.
See below for the plane details.
The Seattle-born B-17 played an important role in World War II and aviation history. For several days in May, the Museum will be proud host of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s popular B-17, Aluminum Overcast. Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps in May 1945, Aluminum Overcast was too late to see action in World War II. Sold for $750 as military surplus, the airplane served as a cargo hauler, an aerial mapping platform and in pest control. Now, Aluminum Overcast carries the wartime colors of the 398th Bomb Group, serving as a living tribute to World War II aviation.
Museum visitors can tour or even fly aboard this historic aircraft. For flight reservations or more information please call the EAA at 1-800-359-6217, or visit www.b17.org.
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