posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 05:09 PM
a reply to: billxam
No, there's no possible way there could be any confusion. This particular B-17 was one of a kind, no other plane even remotely close to this one ever
existed and never will. She was a very, very, special aircraft. My father was a crew member on this aircraft and the gentleman in question created
her. It is a harrowing and legendary story, stuff they make best seller books and blockbuster movies from. Stuff so unimaginable it took the Allied
Air Corps Commander in Europe to approve of the plan before they could even attempt it. The back story, the crew and the main story itself are the
stuff legends are made from.
Their chance of survival was less than 0% (seriously). But, one man (my father) who had already used up (26) of his original (9) lives risked it all
to prove they would live. I write these words as living proof he was right, because if he wouldn't have been I wouldn't be here! And one man (the
man being discussed) created this fabled aircraft when all others said it couldn't be done. But when he proved them all wrong, they still didn't
believe him. So it required a partnership based on the unthinkably macabre. Perhaps it was karma, some might call it superstition, and yet others
may describe it as sheer determination, bravery and heroic action...I don't know. Maybe all of the above.
No, there could be no mistake about this one. No confusion. Trust me on this.