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"Piccadilly Lilly" B-17 At Chino, CA.  
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4758 times:

Hi folks...
I haven't been to Merrill Airfield at Chino, CA in years now, but can anyone tell me if the B-17 Piccadilly Lilly is still there?? I remember a small group of veterans would give a small tour of the bomber for a donation then, and only on weekends. The plane has been grounded for years, and at that time, still owned by the US Air Force. Any status/update info is appreciated. Thanks & regards.  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4740 times:

I think they have it in the shop being worked on. Here is a link to the Planes of Fame website:
http://www.planesoffame.org/b17restoration.htm

Would be nice to see it fly!


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

That B-17 was in the Gregory Peck movie Twelve O'Clock High.

User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

Is it the actual a/c used in 12 O'Clock High? (BTW Costco has the DVD for $9.95....) Or was this a/c jsut named for that plane?

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