Online Surprise

January 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Today while chatting with a fellow aviation photographer, the subject of "Being Published" came up.  I have the book cover deal in the works, but almost forgot that I was published in print once before with the National Airline History Museum, sadly after a rather sad event involving the Boeing B-17G named "Liberty Belle".  

The museum sent me a nice print copy of the publication that was sent to their membership.  I did not realize that they also had a nice online presence, where a little memorial to the Liberty Belle was depicted with several of my images and a small write-up with credits.

http://www.airlinehistory.org/media_vault/documents/1330451193.pdf

 

Some of my favorite shots of her:

Ready For FlightReady For Flight13 Jun 2011
In horror I watch the national news footage indicating that the B-17 "Liberty Belle" has crashed in Oswego, Illinois. Later reports seem to mention an engine fire in the number four engine, which led to an apparently executed emergency landing into a cornfield. The crew and volunteers totaling seven, all got out safely, only to watch the Liberty Belle be destroyed in a huge fire that spread throughout the entire mid-section of the aircraft. An irreplaceable loss, major credit need to be given to pilot and co-pilot for bringing her down intact, despite an engine fire.

LibertyBelle-3LibertyBelle-3In Farewell and memory to N390th, a B-17G Flying Fortress called "Liberty Belle".

Liberty Belle SunriseLiberty Belle SunriseIn Farewell and memory to N390th, a B-17G Flying Fortress called "Liberty Belle". One of my favorite shots, early morning sunlight casts upon the Liberty Belle.

Liberty Belle 2--79Liberty Belle 2--79In Farewell and memory to N390th, a B-17G Flying Fortress called "Liberty Belle".

Ready For Flight in B&WReady For Flight in B&WIn Farewell and memory to N390th, a B-17G Flying Fortress called "Liberty Belle". B&W image of the cockpit of this beautifully restored and airworthy plane.

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