Fond memories of a fallen Fortress
MARK CHOUINARD TOOK THIS pre-dawn photo of the B- 17 Liberty Belle in
October 2010 with a Canon EOS 40D. After a tour stop at Jones Riverside
Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the warbird stayed at the Tulsa International
Airport, just across the street from the company at which Mark works.
A change from the usual commercial and corporate traffic, the Flying
Fortress stirred up much discussion among Mark and his coworkers and
drew a steady stream of onlookers, as it always did everywhere it stopped.
EAA is saddened by the loss of Liberty Belle, which was destroyed by fire
after an emergency landing in an Illinois cornfield on June 13, 2011.