Madras Maiden repainted as Ye Olde Pub!

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  1. Edward

    Edward Well-Known Member

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    75 years ago today, December 20, 1943, an incredible display of mercy occurred between two countries at war. German Luftwaffe pilot Franz Stigler disobeyed orders and escorted a crippled B-17, "Ye Olde Pub", piloted by Charlie Brown, to safety.

    Today, in honor of this noble gesture, we announce the repainting of our B-17 as "Ye Olde Pub" and look forward to flying with you in 2019.

    -The Liberty Foundation

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  2. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    Yes, an amazing story. Thoroughly enjoyed the book.... Well worth preserving.
     
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  3. foster

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    So Madras Maiden will get new paint! Exciting! Especially since this is one of the most inspired stories I have read of the Air War in WWII.
     
  4. Edward

    Edward Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. They were getting some criticism for not being a tribute plane and having a modern pin up on the noseā€¦ I think this is a very fitting way to utilize their B-17!
     
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  5. Brent

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    Thanks for posting.

    Regards,
     
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