Take Ride With B-17″The Pink Lady”- Great Footage Of Different Angles
Our Favorite Bombers Starting Up And Taking Flight
This awesome footage of arguably the best bomber of World War II, the B-17 Flying Fortress, was shot at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England. It’s a rare sight to see one of these ladies in action, let a lone two! During this airshow, you’ll get up close to the Pink Lady and Sally B. aka. Memphis Belle, one of the few surviving and airworthy models of this flying wonder.
Here are some quick historical facts about these two planes:
- The Pink Lady is the name of a B-17G Flying Fortress, and until recently, was the only flying survivor that flew missions over Germany. She was produced in California in 1944 and was immediately assigned to the 511th Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group, where she remained until the end of the war.
- Sally B, also a B-17G, was delivered to the United States Air Force in June 1945, therefore, did not see action during the war. She has two different pieces of nose art; the original, Sally B. on one side, and Memphis Belle on the other. The reason for this unlikely nose is that Sally B. was rented for a movie, The Memphis Belle, in which her right side was repainted for this particular role.
Hope you enjoy this footage. Seeing two of these beauties on the same strip is really a sight! One key piece of information for you to know is that as of this writing, the Sally B. does flybys over the American Military Cemetery in Madingly, Cambridge, once a year. If you’re planning a trip to England, we recommend you get over there!