And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
I’m guessing they didn’t have on-board radar, thus no radome was required.ReplyDelete
Memories. My dad worked for Pan Am in the early 1950's and we regularly flew the Stratocruiser (B-377) between Miami and Idlewild in NY. I was about 10 at the time and felt like a king walking up the boarding stairs and into that great plane. I got lots of cockpit tours as well.ReplyDelete
You are a lucky man. The stewardess is a model of class as well.Delete
That's what happens when a B-29 goes civilian and gets all fat...ReplyDelete
Seriously, civilian version of C-97, a cargo/transport derivative of the B-29 (once they got rid of that pesky engines-catching-on-fire-and-crashing-the-plane-if-it-doesn't-explode-in-air thingy.)
Used to be one of these at Opa Locka airport near Miami in the 70's....sitting in the grass on the north side of the field....ReplyDelete