B-17 Liberty Belle destroyed in fire.

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Just found out the B-17 Liberty Belle was destroyed by fire after an emergency landing in a cornfield. Link below:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-crews-responding-to-incident-involving-wwii-bomber-20110613,0,5852034.story

Video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Mi9WoQD_4

If you have any photos of Liberty Belle on better days fell free to post in this thread.

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Here are a few I shot just over two weeks ago when she was in town for a visit. Very sad.

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Sad to lose a proud old bird like that. I'm glad a gifted pilot was at the controls. A fine landing with all aboard safe.
 
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Here are a few shots taken when she was at Gillespie Field near San Diego, CA in Feb, 2010:

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Nice photos everyone, thanks for posting! Have always loved the look and sound of B-17s, and it's a shame the numbers are dwindling.
 
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