Capturing the Great Planes of History

I have been photographing vintage planes and other military aircraft/equipment in museums and air shows through the years. My favorites are the B-17 Flying Fortresses, of course, and I have had the great privilege to personally photograph 19 of them (and counting!) from the West Coast to the East Coast, Hawaii and even England. I consider myself very blessed to have had such an opportunity to record so many in honor of the brave veterans that flew the Flying Fortress into troubled skies during World War II — heroes, one and all.

My photographs of other aircraft and equipment also can be found using the dropdown menus above for the list of B-17s, WWII aircraft from several countriesmilitary planes from actions in Korea, Vietnam to modern air power; and a host of other interesting planes. At the very top of the page, there are options for Tanks and Vehicles; Artillery and Missiles; Helicopters; and some vintage engines I have seen on display. These all are photos I have taken personally, and are meant to aid in exploring history and serve as a reference for model builders.

Enjoy!


B-17E 41-2446 Swamp Ghost

B-17E 41-2446 Swamp Ghost

Just a few sample pics of B-17E Swamp Ghost from my personal arch...
B-17E 41-2595 Desert Rat

B-17E 41-2595 Desert Rat

Just a few sample pics of the B-17E 41-2595 Desert Rat  from ...
B-17E 41-9210 project at FHC

B-17E 41-9210 project at FHC

B-17E project at FHC
B-17F 42-29782 Boeing Bee

B-17F 42-29782 Boeing Bee

Just a few sample pics of B-17F Boeing Bee from my personal archi...
B-17G 44-83514 Sentimental Journey

B-17G 44-83514 Sentimental Journey

Just a few sample pics of B-17 Sentimental Journey from my personal...
B-17G 44-83546 "Movie" Memphis Belle

B-17G 44-83546 "Movie" Memphis Belle

Just a few sample pics of B-17 Memphis Belle from my personal arc...
B-17G 44-83563 Fuddy Duddy

B-17G 44-83563 Fuddy Duddy

Just a few sample pics of B-17 Fuddy Duddy from my personal archi...
B-17G 44-83575 Nine-O-Nine

B-17G 44-83575 Nine-O-Nine

Just a few sample pics of Nine-O-Nine from my personal archives
B-17G 44-83735 Mary Alice

B-17G 44-83735 Mary Alice

Just a few sample pics of B-17 Mary Alice from my personal archiv...
B-17G 44-83785 Shady Lady

B-17G 44-83785 Shady Lady

Just a few pics of the B-17G 44-83785 44-83785  Shady Lady  f...
B-17G 44-83790 Dyke Lake project

B-17G 44-83790 Dyke Lake project

Just a few sample pics of the B-17G 44-83790 Dyke Lake project...
B-17G 44-83814 City of Savannah

B-17G 44-83814 City of Savannah

Just a few sample pics of B-17 City of Savannah from my personal ...
B-17G 44-83868 (London)

B-17G 44-83868 (London)

Just a few sample pics of B-17 44-83868 from my personal archives
B-17G 44-83872 Texas Raiders

B-17G 44-83872 Texas Raiders

Just a few sample pics of B-17 Texas Raiders from my personal arc...
B-17G 44-85718 Thunderbird

B-17G 44-85718 Thunderbird

Just a few sample pics of B-17 Thunderbird from my personal archi...
B-17G 44-85734 Liberty Belle

B-17G 44-85734 Liberty Belle

Just a few sample pics of Liberty Belle from my personal archives
B-17G 44-85740 Aluminum Overcast

B-17G 44-85740 Aluminum Overcast

Just a few sample pics of Aluminum Overcast from my personal arch...
B-17G 44-85784 Sally B

B-17G 44-85784 Sally B

Just a few sample pics of B-17 Sally B from my personal archives
B-17G 44-85828 I'll Be Around

B-17G 44-85828 I'll Be Around

Just a few sample pics of the B-17G 44-85828 I'll Be Around   ...
B-17G 44-85829 Yankee Lady

B-17G 44-85829 Yankee Lady

Just a few sample pics of B-17 Yankee Lady from my personal archi...
Boeing 307 Stratoliner

Boeing 307 Stratoliner

Boeing 307 Stratoliner at the Udvar Hazy facility