B-17G "Fuddy Duddy" pictures

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Sep 17, 2004
Moorpark, CA
I went to Camarillo to see the EAAs B-17 Flying Fortress "Fuddy Duddy" yesterday. What a bird! This one is not the original Fuddy Duddy, which was lost on December 30, 1944 after a mid-air collision with another B-17 over Mannheim Germany. This B-17 actually has an interesting history. It was flown post war as a VIP transport. Ike flew in it in 1946 to tour the South Pacific and MacArthur was flown in it in the 1950s. You can see where the windows have been removed one of the shots below (-0046).

Enjoy them! Next week I will have shots of the Collings Foundation B-17 and B-24. 8)


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Thanks! There really is nothing like getting into one of those old birds. The history that is in them is incredible. Funny thing is, I started answering a couple of questions for people inside and ended up giving an inpromptu presentation! It's all about keeping the history alive and honoring the men who flew them.
crappy cockpit though :rolleyes:

and how'd the bomb aimer and navigator get in the nose if not through the cockpit??
It certainly makes it easier to have one set of controls that either the pilot or co-pilot could get to. You will find that modern bombers have the same configuration. It doesn't suck, it makes perfect sense.
yes i know the configuration made sence, even the lanc had summit similar, it's the sheer number of them!!

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