A Pair of B-17s Take To The Skies
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Flying Fortresses Over Texas
Two Boeing B-17Gs blessed the skies of Dallas at the Wings Over Dallas 2017 World War II Airshow.
The B-17G with the Betty Grable nose art is nicknamed “Sentimental Journey”. Thanks to its distinctive nose art, anyone who has seen Sentimental Journey will always recognize the aircraft in the future.
Its notable appearances in media were in Spielberg’s film “1941” and a “Don’t Mess With Texas” ad campaign. Today, this B-17G is owned by the CAF and is based in Mesa, Arizona.
Meanwhile, the other Flying Fortress has a Texas Raiders nose art and was built on the very last day of Fortress production at the plant in Long Beach, California. Since its retirement, the Texas Raider has been present in many airshows highlighting WWII warbirds.