What a great way to celebrate Memorial Day

From the emails:

The boss let me drive to Chattanooga yesterday and spend the money for a ride on a B-29 Super Fortress yesterday. I didn’t tell her I picked out the most expensive seat on the airplane.
This may be my final email when she finally figures it out but the ride was worth every cent.
Bill

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19 Responses to What a great way to celebrate Memorial Day

  1. Nifter says:

    Wow! Very happy for you. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

  2. 15Fixer says:

    Very very nice! Congratulations! And…… THANKS for the pics!!!

  3. crazyeighter says:

    Thanks Bill. You broke my Envy-ometer®.

  4. Daryl says:

    Fuck yea!! Much envy here.

  5. Jim Mars says:

    Were you looking for that T shaped bridge?

  6. The Jannie says:

    Yeah, yeah, but did you get to BOMB anybody?

  7. Elmo says:

    Thanks for taking us along, Bill. I’m guessing it was around eight hundred to a thousand bucks for that ride. She is (was) a great boss.

    • Bildo says:

      $1595 for the bombardier’s seat. $1195 for flight engineer or radio operator. I wouldn’t have spent that kind of money but the wife insisted I should. Best “Yes dear” ever.

    • Jeffery in Alabama says:

      I’m proud for you Bill. It is a rarity to be afforded the opportunity to ride in one of those great ships from day of yore.

  8. Bill says:

    JEALOUS! Congrats and it looks like it was worth every penny!

  9. Steven Wright says:

    God bless you. Just the photos are amazing. I bet you are over the moon.

  10. Uchuck says:

    I took a ride on Aluminum Overcast (B-17) a couple of years ago. I know the grin that spread across your face, getting wider and wider as the aircraft picked up speed down the runway. Glad you got (and took) the opportunity!

    • Al in Georgia says:

      I flew on Aluminum Overcast, last year in November. Flew out of the Morristown, TN airport. Best money I ever spent. I agree with your grin getting bigger as the plane took off. Mine did.

  11. bogsidebunny says:

    Good to hear you had a great flight Bildo. I’m jealous as hell.

  12. Craig says:

    Awesome for you. That is a beautiful bird

  13. Dan says:

    Lucky bastard…..that would be a helluva a ride.

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