Wings Over Whiteman

THIS WORLD WAR II-era B-17 Flying Fortress, a heavily armed bomber, is a member of the Commemorative Air Force. Checking the plane, at left, Tim Searles says this aircraft performed radar flights in Korea.

KNOB NOSTER – At the Wings Over Whiteman airshow, visitors viewed a sight that shines in the pages of U.S. aviation history – a B-17 Flying Fortress.

Developed in the 1930s and “perfected” in time to assist the Allies in World War II, America’s B-17 fleet helped destroy the Axis powers in Europe and in Japan.

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