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Yankee lady" B-17 flying fortress on display at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum

Posted at 11:54 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 12:54:55-04

A blast from the past visits Tulsa for a couple of days.

A B-17, considered to be a flying fortress, is on display at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th.

The "Yankee lady" is a four engine heavy aircraft used during world war two..

The flying fortress is making the stop as part of its World War II salute to victory southern tour.

12,731 of these aircraft were built between 1936 and 1945. With a crew of ten and defensive armaments of up to 13 fifty caliber machine guns, the B-17 became known as the Flying fortress. More than 5,000 were shot down over Europe during the historic air war.

"The B-17 dropped more bombs than any airplane in WWII. This is basically the plane that broke Hitler's back"

To see a full gallery of the B-17, click here.

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