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B17 Series

ĎAluminium Overcastí

An illustration of the near truth of the joking comment about the 8th USAAF B17 formations - the lead section of the 832nd Sqdn covers the sky when outbound to European targets. Part of the 486th Bombardment Group based at Sudbury, England, this group was in the midst of all the WW2 action from mid-1944 onwards.

During the group operations in 44-45 the 486th lost 23 aircraft and a further 29 so badly damaged they were written off. Almost all of these losses were due to flak (although at least six were due to collision) but none were caused by Luftwaffe fighter action - a reflection on the severe attrition the earlier missions had caused the German air arm.

Title should really be Ďaluminumí but then I am an unreconstructed Limey!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jul 2009 - 5:24 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Aluminium Overcast
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:24 Jun 2011 - 4:32 PM
Tags:Aircraft, B17, Digital art, Ww2
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 5:43 PM

Just knew this had to be one of yours. Nice work as usual.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 6:00 PM

Another superb image, stunning work and an excellent write-up too.
Steve.

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Jestertheclown
24 Jun 2011 - 7:45 PM

Excellent Pat.
Bren.

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jeronius
jeronius  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 9:38 PM

Absolutely wondrous image. I always thoroughly enjoy your write ups too.
Jerry

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UBOAT
UBOAT  741 forum posts Scotland
24 Jun 2011 - 11:21 PM

Another great B-17 comp grampa but we have to discover something new to do with B-17s I think as straight formation flights are getting repetitive but still great.

connor

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digital_boi
25 Jun 2011 - 10:45 AM

good one again Pat GrinGrinGrin

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bromley-smith
27 Jun 2011 - 9:32 PM

Stunning image Pat.
Tony

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