Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Window Views - WW II windows

B-17 Pilot's window

Last Wednesday I saw a B-17 Super Fortress heading for the Frederick airport, and I soon followed (by ground transportation). The Collins Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour had stopped here for a 48-hour visit. The tour also includes a B-24 Liberator and a P-51 Mustang. For a small donation, one could get close to the planes and inside the bombers. For a larger donation, one could take a short flight. (I opted for the small fee tour.) Of course I took lots of pictures, including the windows that are a little different my previous Window Views posts. I posted more shots of the planes on Lew's Pics and Lew's Favorite Pics.

B-17 nose window

B-17 Top turret window

Looking out B-24 side gunner's window

B-24 Nose gunner's, bombadier's and pilot's windows

B-24 tail gunner's window


ewok1993 said...

now this is an amazing window view. i wonder if i'll ever get to peer thru windows like those.

enjoy the rest of the week.

Joy said...

Interesting windows and tour. Reminded me that the actor playing the tail gunner in WW2 films usually does not survive to the end.

Linnea said...

Now that's a window view you don't get to see everyday. How fun!

EG Wow said...

I would enjoy touring this. The fact that humans can fly never ceases to amaze me. :)