Aviation Photo #1262458 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P) - USA - Air Force

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The B-17 at Castle Air Museum is painted as an aircraft of the 94th Bomb. Group which was commanded by Colonel Frederick Walker Castle from June of 1943 to April 1944 when he was promoted to Brigadier General and given command of the 4th Combat Wing. General Castle lost his life in the skies over France on December 24, 1944 General Castle was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions that day which saved the lives of his crew. It is for him that Merced Army Air Field was renamed Castle Air Force Base.
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    Matt Bearup
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    Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (299)
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (299)
    Boeing
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    Atwater (Merced) - Castle (AFB)
    California
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    August 20, 2007
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Anonymous
9 years ago
Great collection, you can see the differences between the B29 and the B50, I miss the Marauder, but what a dream for aviation lovers is this place!

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