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"Piccadilly Lilly" B-17 At Chino, CA.

Mon Jul 08, 2002 10:16 am

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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RE: "Piccadilly Lilly" B-17 At Chino, CA.

Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:43 am

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!
 
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RE: "Piccadilly Lilly" B-17 At Chino, CA.

Fri Jul 12, 2002 8:22 am

That B-17 was in the Gregory Peck movie Twelve O'Clock High.
 
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RE: "Piccadilly Lilly" B-17 At Chino, CA.

Fri Jul 12, 2002 8:40 am

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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