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March 11th, 2009, 03:01
Does anyone know where I can get some info on B17 ferry flights from the US to England? Maybe even a map? Thanks.

kilo delta
March 11th, 2009, 03:45
They'd have used the North Atlantic route.

See http://www.junobeach.org/e/4/can-tac-air-fer-e.htm





March 11th, 2009, 04:34
All I know is we used to see flights of many hundreds of them flying over Beverly, Massachusetts. B-17s, B-24s and P-38s. You could hear their drone before they were sighted. I don't know where they came from or where they we going. They were just heading North East. Maybe some one else can add to this sightings and we'll get it figured out

kilo delta
March 11th, 2009, 05:20
I found a larger map on the net...

March 11th, 2009, 06:12
They also staged out of Bangor, Maine. The field was called Dow AAF, and then became Dow AFB. It's no longer an active Air Force base, but it still is very busy as a transatlantic stopping point, and has a large AF reserve presence.

I saw a B-17 there awhile back, unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me then.







March 11th, 2009, 15:00
Thanks guys.

March 11th, 2009, 16:04
cool pics!! Bangor is a common refueling stop on the way to the middle east or europe.

March 11th, 2009, 16:09
Nice Pics......:applause: I like...

March 11th, 2009, 18:01
Everyone else seems to have gotten to this before myself... so I will just share some pictures... as some of you will remember, my dad flew on Liberty Belle last summer and they followed the exact same route they flew in WWII...
Beginning with getting geared up in Bangor,
Then photos from the trip... North Atlantic, dad freezing, Greenland....


I have some 3000 some pictures if someone wants something in particular...

March 11th, 2009, 18:13
That looks like an awesome trip Wittpilot! Any more pics?

March 11th, 2009, 18:33
I think I saw the Liberty Belle there last summer. If it's the one I'm thinking of, didn't it have a mechanical problem that took a few days to fix? I was going to head accross the ramp and check it out, but ran short of time.

March 11th, 2009, 18:42

Great Shots of the Real deal !!

How Fun, Me Jealouse !!


March 12th, 2009, 19:09
That looks like an awesome trip Wittpilot! Any more pics?

Like I said, I have a few thousand to choose from. Let me know what you want to see.

March 13th, 2009, 00:01
Like I said, I have a few thousand to choose from. Let me know what you want to see.

How about all of them....:applause: