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WWII weapon alert

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bcp, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. bcp

    bcp SW WA Member

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  2. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This is very cool for someone to put up the money for this. We all owe these old vets a great deal when you think about it.
     
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Neat - I think rides (for the public) on one of those are around $400-$500.
     
  4. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Isn't that here every year? I thought there was an operation bomber, whether it be a B-17 or otherwise, here in Oregon.
     
  5. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Cool......way back when my grandpa took me to see a couple of the Confederate airforces planes when they came to the Troutdale airport.

    Living with in 2 miles of the "Bomber" restaurant, I always get a little sad seeing the plane sitting there minus the nose, rotting away...I love to see the restored planes out and about.....I think it was last year that a flight of 3 B-17s buzzed my house. Cool stuff.
     
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    chopped&bobbedburb milwaukie Member

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    I lve those old planes and love eating at the " Bomber " :thumbup: . It's like 2 miles from my house :D . Hey Boo , we need to go have lunch sometime .

    We owe alot to our WW2 vets . I have a grandpa thats still kickin around and he was on a hospital ship in the Pacific in WW2 .

    The Bomber Resteraunt is trying to restore that B17 and they have the nose about done and are working on other parts but they need donations ;).
     
  7. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    I haven't stopped by in a while, is the nose on display yet, or is it still off site?
     
  8. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hope they do restore it...my brother and I had a good time playing in it when my dad got gas. Art Lacey had a great idea, back when the hi-way was called Super 99' long before the I-205 was built.
     
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    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    This just flew over about a half hour ago...into Hillsboro...what a thing of beauty...I flew in one with the Collings Foundation out of Astoria two years ago.

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    Here's a pic of the Collings foundation B17 and a P38 escort:
     
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    ajf1 beaverton Member

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    darn it and I was outside, guess I should have been looking up than down in te garden.