B-17 Flying Fortress Restoration

Reclaiming the past to protect the future. During the Second World War 12,731 Flying Fortresses were built. The vast majority of the war survivors went on to became pots, pans, or beer cans. Only a few continued their flying days, mostly as target drones, fire fighters, or personal aircraft. Sadly as the years went on, their numbers dwindled until only a scant handful remained - flying or otherwise. Today, thanks to the efforts of dedicated historic aircraft buffs, the Fortress is being saved from extinction.  
Two prime examples of restoration facilities are Reilly Aviation in Kissimmee, Florida and The Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial in Blue Ash, Ohio.
Reilly Aviation Ultimate Sacrifice

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