Young and old stood in line waiting to get inside the B-17G bomber on display at the Prescott Airport on Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of people were there to see the plane that was such a huge factor in WWII.
At 72 years old, it's practically a flying museum!
Trivia you may not know:
- Jimmy Stewart flew B-17s and B-24s.
- Clark Gable was a B-17 gunner
- The cabin of the B-17 was not pressurized. Those aboard wore special suits that could be plugged in to keep them war. And the crew had to bring oxygen for breathing.
- Most of the bombing missions were flown during the daylight hours.
- The wheels had very squeaky brakes.
- The planes were produced by Boeing, Lockheed-Vega and Douglas.
- After WWII ended, most B-17s were scrapped in Kingman, Arizona
Besides ground tours, you can also book a flight (space permitting). Flights are available from 10 AM-1PM.
The plane is located at Legend Aviation.