Reflecting on his time as a B-17 flight engineer and crewmember, World War II veteran Frank Petrucci takes in the sights and sounds of the cockpit as he stands behind the crew of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 Flying Fortress fondly known as the Aluminum Overcast. The plane will be the centerpiece of a WWII hangar dance Saturday, June 8 at Centennial Airport.
The bombardier's seat on the Aluminum Overcast, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, gives a beautiful wide-angle view of south Denver. The vintage warbird will be the guest of honor at a WWII hangar dance at Centennial Airport June 8. The dance is hosted by Wings Over the Rockies Museum.
The Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 Flying Fortress will be at Centennial Airport through Sunday, June 9. Flights and ground tours are available though Wings Over the Rockies Museum.
The Aluminum Overcast, a B-17G is powered by four 1,200-horse power engines. It was delivered to the Army Air Corp May 18, 1945.