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August 22, 2009

In Good Company

Last week, I flew to Caldwell Airport (CDW), in NJ, to see a friend.

In Good Company

The friend, Rich, crews the B-17, Aluminum Overcast.

EAA's B-17

Here is the true aluminum overcast.

Aluminum Overcast

I had the privilage to get a ride in the 1945 aircraft. (Born the same year as I.) Here are some of the pictures I took.
Right engines.

Right Engines

View from bombardier station.

View from Bombardier Station

Left Engines.

Left Engines

Pilots Niel and Sam.

Pilots Niel and Sam

Crew Chief Rich.

Crew Chief Rich

View of Hudson River.

Hudson River

"It don't get no better than this!"

It don't get any better than this!

August 11, 2009

498TH Dust Off Reunion

We are back from the 498TH Dust Off Reunion in Hayward (HYR), WI.
As you can see, Rosa was eager to start from Danbury (DXR), CT.

Rosa at Danbury Airport

Stopped in Delware (DLZ), OH to see Rosa's Great-Nephew, Ted. He took us to diner at a German sausage haus,
Schmidt's Sausage Haus. The food was great and so was the beer and company.

Gretel and Hans

"Mo" hosted the Old Dust Offers. Here is a picture of eight of us at the end of our weekend gathering.
("Mo" is on the right.)

498TH Medical Co. (AA)

On the way back home, Rosa and I stopped at Mackinac Island (MCD), MI for lunch. We called for a cab and a horse and carriage showed up.

Cab

Continuing home, Rosa was taking pictures of clouds and gets a picture of a UFO.

UFO