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Aluminum Overcast. (EAA)

Airplanes of the Eighth

Where to see B-17s and Mustangs for yourself.

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When writer John Fleischman visited the England, for his story U.S. air museums. Here, a select list of places to view or fly aboard the aircraft, and brief backgrounds on each:

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast tours U.S. cities from spring to fall, and at other times resides at the AirVenture Museum. Also on display are a North American P-51D Mustang (now designated F-51D) and a Lockheed P-38 Lightning. Tour schedule and more details at www.b17.org.

Belleville, Michigan

The Yankee Air Force sells rides on the B-17 Yankee Lady, a B-17G that flew in the 1970 movie about the attack on Pearl Harbor, Tora! Tora! Tora!

The Collings Foundation, Stow, Massachusetts

The Collings Foundation flies its B-17 Nine O Nine and its B-24 Witchcraft to dozens of airshows around the country.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

On display: P-51

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