B-17 parts arrive at Museum of Aviation
Erwin Ross, Robins Museum of Aviation restoration specialist, straps a B-17 “Flying Fortress” engine to a forklift. The first sections of the iconic World War II-era bomber arrived at the museum on Aug. 20. The aircraft which had previously been on outdoor public display at Grissom Air Museum, Ind., since 1961 was disassembled and is now being transported to the museum in sections. Upon restoration, the high-flying, long-range bomber will rest on display inside a closed hangar for public viewing. The B-17 is a symbol of American airpower during World War II and an important aircraft in aviation and world history. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
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