B-17G 44-83785 Shady Lady

B-17 (Evergreen 2015) 5146

Just a few pics of the B-17G 44-83785 44-83785 Shady Lady from my personal archives documenting the B-17s I have had the good fortune to see in person. This Flying Fortress has a history with the CIA operations and developing new techniques like the retrieval of personnel or equipment without landing. A demonstration of the Skyhook procedure can be seen in the James Bond movie Thunderball.

This Flying Fortress is currently part of the collection at Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Ore., but is soon to find its home with the Collings Foundation.

B-17G 44-83785; Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015