Blast from the Past
People who own antique vehicles usually put in an appearance during ground tours. This old Ford truck made for a fun bit of anachronism; trucks like this weren’t in production until the 1950s, by which time the B-17 was no longer in service, at least not for its original mission.
Here’s a more complete view of the bird from 6 years ago, when my older son was still in utero.
My great-uncle was a waist gunner on B-17s with the Fifteenth Air Force. While he didn’t fly this particular plane, it is a tangible contact with the history that Uncle Pete made, and I’m grateful that my children got to climb through it.