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B17 Series

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The first crews for the B17 Squadrons of the 8th Air Force started operations well into 1942. Having just completed training, probably at a sunny Texas base, the pilots were faced not only with the stark reality of operational sorties but with the bleakness of winter skies in the East Anglia region of the UK. Considering that the pilots were passed to operational flying with an average of 250 hrs it is not surprising that the accident rate was high.

The image shows a group of B17s struggling out of the autumn murk into a weak wintry sunshine - a far cry from training days in Texas. Some 8 hrs later they would be back trying to find their base in similarly bad weather.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:50.0-500.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jan 2005 - 3:00 PM
Focal Length:137mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Outbound
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:12 Dec 2011 - 10:58 AM
Tags:Aircraft, B17, Digital art, Ww2
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Peterpools
12 Dec 2011 - 12:39 PM

Love the image, as it's music to a pilots heart!
Peter

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
12 Dec 2011 - 2:14 PM

Thanks Peter - works for navs as well!!

Pat

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teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 11:01 PM

Absolutely superb, Pat - wonderfully atmospheric.
Sylvia

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UBOAT  741 forum posts Scotland
14 Dec 2011 - 8:21 PM

Fabulous pieace of work if I don't say so my self Wink.

connor

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jeronius  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 9:40 PM

Beauty!!
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