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 more than 30 of them (and counting!) from the West Coast to the East Coast, Hawaii and even England. My son and even hiked high into the Olympic Mountains to photograph a 1952 wreck site. 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 countries; military 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-17D 40-3097 The Swoose

B-17D 40-3097 The Swoose

Photos I have taken of the B-17D 40-3097 The Swoose
B-17E 41-2446 Swamp Ghost

B-17E 41-2446 Swamp Ghost

Photos I have taken of the B-17E 41-2446 Swamp Ghost
B-17E 41-2595 Desert Rat

B-17E 41-2595 Desert Rat

Photos I have taken of the B-17E 41-2595 Desert Rat
B-17E 41-9210 project at FHC

B-17E 41-9210 project at FHC

Photos I have taken of the B-17E 41-9210 project
B-17F 41-24485 Memphis Belle

B-17F 41-24485 Memphis Belle

Photos I took of the B-17F 41-24485 Memphis Belle during the 75th...
B-17F 42-29782 Boeing Bee

B-17F 42-29782 Boeing Bee

Photos I have taken of the B-17F Boeing Bee
B-17G 42-32076 Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby

B-17G 42-32076 Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 42-32076 Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby
B-17G 44-6393 Starduster

B-17G 44-6393 Starduster

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-6393 Starduster
B-17G 44-83316 (12 O’clock High)

B-17G 44-83316 (12 O’clock High)

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-83316 (12 O’clock High)
B-17G 44-83514 Sentimental Journey

B-17G 44-83514 Sentimental Journey

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-83514 Sentimental Journey
B-17G 44-83546 "Movie" Memphis Belle

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

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-83546 "Movie" Memphis Belle
B-17G 44-83563 Fuddy Duddy

B-17G 44-83563 Fuddy Duddy

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-83563 Fuddy Duddy
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 44-83684 Picadilly Lilly II

B-17G 44-83684 Picadilly Lilly II

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-83684 Picadilly Lilly II
B-17G 44-83735 Mary Alice

B-17G 44-83735 Mary Alice

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-83735 Mary Alice
B-17G 44-83785 Shady Lady

B-17G 44-83785 Shady Lady

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-83785 Shady Lady
B-17G 44-83790 Dyke Lake project

B-17G 44-83790 Dyke Lake project

Photos I have taken 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 44-8543 Madras Maiden

B-17G 44-8543 Madras Maiden

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-8543 Madras Maiden
B-17G 44-85505 (Alaska tail)

B-17G 44-85505 (Alaska tail)

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-85505 (Alaska tail)
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 44-85738 Preston’s Pride

B-17G 44-85738 Preston’s Pride

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-85738 Preston’s Pride
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 44-85746

B-17G 44-85746

Photos I have taken of the SB-17G 44-85746 wreck site in the Olympic...
B-17G 44-85778 Miss Angela

B-17G 44-85778 Miss Angela

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-85778 Miss Angela
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 44-85790 Lacey Lady

B-17G 44-85790 Lacey Lady

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-85790 Lacey Lady
B-17G 44-85813 Champaign Lady

B-17G 44-85813 Champaign Lady

Photos I have taken of the B-17G 44-85813 Champaign Lady
B-17G 44-85828 I'll Be Around

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

Photos I have taken 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 NASM Udvar-Hazy facility