FOX News reports a restored B-17 flew across country to honor veterans of WWII. “Die Igel,” the hedgehog as German pilots described them for their gun turrets overlapping fields of fire, was an amazing aircraft the more so in that it was being designed less than 30 years after the Wright brothers flow 100 yards in a giant box kite at Kitty Hawk.
This video covers a part of the B17 story:
The restored aircraft was built sometime between by 5th and 12th birthday. Not many came back whole, but a surprising number of flying scrap heaps brought their crew home in one piece.
I for one an glad to see the old warbird looking so good.