B-17 "Chuckie" Finds New Home

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  1. ccheese

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    The World War II B-17 'Flying Fortress' named "Chuckie" flew into the Va. Beach, Va.'s
    Military Aviation Museum after a 6 hour, 40 minute flight from
    Fort Worth, Texas, last night. Gerald Yagen, the owner of the museum bought
    the B-17 from the widow of Doc Hospers, the previous owner. Pilot Bob Hill and
    co-pilot Don Anklin flew the plane at 7,500 feet all the way from Texas, with
    the temperature at -4 degrees F. The Virginia Beach's museum will be the new
    home for the B-17. Gerald Yagen refused to disclose the purchase price, but
    replied, when asked, "It's priceless, If you have to ask, you can't afford it".

    Charles
     
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    8) "It's priceless, If you have to ask, you can't afford it" and that is probably 110% true :)
     
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    It's sad to see it leave Texas, i've toured the plane many times.
     
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