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World War II "Flying Fortress" bomber crashes

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-crews-responding-to-incident-involving-wwii-bomber-20110613,0,5852034.story

 

A World War II "Flying Fortress" bomber that crashed and burned in a cornfield this morning had undergone maintenance over the weekend, but investigators say they aren't sure why the B-17 developed problems.

 

The plane, christened the "Liberty Belle," took off from the Aurora Muncipal Airport at 9:30 a.m. and made an emergency crash landing near Highway 71 and Minkler Road in Oswego after the pilot reported an engine fire, according to Sugar Grove Fire Chief Marty Kunkle.

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Ya Lee came up to me yesterday and said, your group is going to be very saddened by this, but a B-17 just went down. Thank God no one was hurt. That's amazing. Must have had the ghosts of the WWII fly-boys still with them.

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This hits me like a punch in the face. The pictures I saw nearly had me in tears. It seems another from the greatest generation isn't here with us. No - I'm not making the equivalance of a person with a piece of gear, but I think you can all understand where I am coming from.

 

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I can even place here what I said when I saw those pics. Let's just say it wouldn't be allowed on this forum. But I can say, Oh my god! Heartbreaking. Another great lady gone...

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Those pictures make you feel like you just stepped into England in 1942. What a terrible loss, but thankfully the crew escaped injury.

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