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Friday, October 16, 2020

Phantom Fortress: The Crewless Landing of a B-17 November 23, 1944

 

                                                            On the subject of airplanes/bombers, here is a true enigma.



B-17 Flying Fortress

Read the whole story HERE.


8 comments:

  1. Obviously, the -17 was trimmed very well, and it was a long shot that it landed perfectly. As to the crew, well... strangeness. Aliens. Gotta be.

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  2. This has all the hallmarks of PURE BULLSHIT!. No tail number of this mythical B-17, NO Squadron records or acft I.D., not one name of any crewmen, not one name of any ground pounders, NO squadron official reports, NO NOTHING!. Really?. PURE, 100% UNADULTERATED BULLSHIT!.

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  3. This has all the hallmarks of PURE BULLSHIT!. No tail number of this mythical B-17, NO Squadron records or acft I.D., not one name of any crewmen, not one name of any ground pounders, NO squadron official reports, NO NOTHING!. Really?. PURE, 100% UNADULTERATED BULLSHIT!.

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    1. Not "unaldulterated bullshit" since it's based on a real incident, but the tale grew in each retelling. The plane did have a tail number, but no name (it was a very, very newly delivered plane), it crash landed in a field near a British Army encampment (not an RAF base), the hatches were open, and no parachutes were on board.

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    2. Tell us more Larry. The article I posted lacked, but I had heard this story in the past, but could not locate the original source.

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  4. This story may have inspired the 12)'Clock High episode "Angel Babe".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMEmyrvGGkw&t=54s

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  5. Or even more , "The Lorellie"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzhXIL4ukSM

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