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CATP AIR MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS
B-17 MISSION FROM WINNIPEG TO BRANDON, MB :: 2015.07.06
Part I: Leaving Winnipeg
Concluded in PART II

The volunteers gather in Winnipeg for the Sentimental Journey


CAF Loadmaster Shelby embraces RCAF WWII veterans Archie Londry and Reg Forbes
while Webmaster Bill Hillman pops up for a photo bomb.


The Commemorative Air Force B-17 Sentimental Journey ready for boarding on the tarmac


The CATP Museum Volunteers and the CAF Loadmaster
Gordon Stevenson, Reg Forbes, Archie Londry, Jack Lee, Shirley McManes, David Jenkins and Bill Hillman


Bill Hillman gives Betty Grable a get-on-board lift
A fine example of WWII Bomber Nose Art


The B-17 Tail Gunner lends protection from the rear


A major force behind the coming to fruition of the 2015 CATP WWII Air Show: John McNarry and his wife Jan.
The McNarrys ferried the volunteers to Winnipeg and many of the CAF crew back to the CATP Museum in Brandon.
In the background is the CAF B-25 Mitchell Bomber undergoing maintenance.


Start the engines


Strapped in for take-off in the aircraft mid-section



Views from the Radio Operator Compartment
* Above the compartment is the operator's .50 caliber machine gun.
* Under the floor of the radio room compartment is a large camera used to take photos of the bomb run.

Bill Hillman monitoring communications at the Radio Operator's desk
and taking photos from the his port-side window.


Radio operator's table and some of the instruments.
Radio operator's table and some of the instruments.
Radio transmitter tuning units.

Bomb bay and catwalk to the cockpit.
Bomb bay and catwalk to the cockpit.


The Sentimental Journey takes to the air


Take-Off


Shirley McManes enjoying the take-off experience


On our way - Westward Bound


Gordon Stevenson marvelling at the prairie landscape passing by below


A prairie town in the sights


PART II
Continued at
2015.06 Edition

Bomber flight a sentimental experience :: Brandon Sun 2015.07.07

Reprinted in Airmuseum 2015 News Section

FROM OUR AIR SHOW SITE
B-17 Sentimental Journey Flight I: Leaving Winnipeg
B-17 Sentimental Journey Flight II: Arriving in Brandon
B-17 WWII Miracle Flight
CATP Museum Cruise Night
CATP Museum Air Show in the Press
The CATP Museum Air Show:
WWII HISTORY TAKES FLIGHT
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