B-17 Liberty Belle
LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- Al Olivari, left, and Art Sherman share a laugh in the nose of the Liberty Belle over Long Beach, Calif. on March 1, 2010. Both men flew in B-17s during World War II. This Flying Fortress is one of only eight flying B-17's in the world from
World War II. This aircraft is owned by the Liberty Foundation and will be on display at Signature Aviation at Long Beach Airport March 6 and 7. Tickets are available to fly in the plane by calling (918) 340-0243
There were a total of 12,732 B-17â€™s produced by Boeing between 1935 and 1945. Of these, 4,735 were lost in combat. The B-17 was in Korea, Vietnam and Israel used them in the war of 1948.
Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Long Beach Press-Telegram