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AirExpo 2022 Features Return of 'Yankee Lady'

Rides Provided On B-17G

 

August 1, 2022

Tim Hennagir

Ground crew members from the Yankee Air Museum prepare B17-G "Yankee Lady" for its first flight at Wings of the North's AirExpo July 23.

Attendees at Wings of the North's 2022 AirExpo were able to climb aboard an iconic plane of World War II and be transported back in time via big bomber flight.

Yankee Air Museum again offered paid B-17G rides during the two-day event July 23-24.

The aircraft is based in Belleville, Michigan, It was the 13th from the last ever produced. It was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces on July 16, 1945, and did not go overseas or see combat. In all, 12,731 Flying Fortresses were built during World War II. Today, there are approximately 10 or fewer different models of B-17s reported to be airworth...



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