April 02, 2004
"Nine-O-Nine," a Douglas-built B-17G painted as USAAF 231909/OR-R/A is making a gracefully fly-by before landing at Austin. This beautifully restored B-17 is owned by the Collings Foundation. She has stopped over Austin for three days making her way toward the "Wings of Freedom Tour 2004" with Consolidated B-24J Liberator (NX224J). Dedicate this shot to Mr. Toshiharu Sato in Japan who loves this magnificent bird.