Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “B-17 Flying Fortress

Shot Down

There are many Saturday presentations at the Palm Springs Air Museum. However I usually miss them because I am working on the flying side of things on Saturdays. Such was one presentation a while back by Steve Snyder introducing his book “Shot Down“. It It is my opinion that books like this are a window into history that is not seen otherwise. And it is always an honor to meet the people who have a personal relationship to the story. You can get the book yourself here… http://stevesnyderauthor.com Thanks!

Author Steve Snyder’s father, Howard Snyder, was a B-17 pilot stationed in England during World War II.  On February 8, 1944, his plane, the B-17  Susan Ruth, was Shot Down over the French/Belgium border after a mission to bomb Frankfurt, Germany. ”

The book tells the true story of events leading up to and after that harrowing day.  Of the ten-man crew, some died, some ended up in prison camps, and some evaded capture.   What makes this book unique is the varied, detailed, and amazing story of what happened to each crew member, in particular, Howard Snyder who evaded capture and was missing in action for seven months.”

Shot Down

 


BMW & B-17 I Have Flown In Both!

A BMW from the BMW Performance Center and the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” at the Palm Springs Air Museum. I have flown in the B-17 and driven the BMW on the Performance Center race track!

They were both here at the Palm Springs Air Museum during the LuLu’s Catering, Events and Restaurant season opening reception to benefit the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Palm Springs. It was truly a tremendous event!

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Flying In A B-17 “Flying Fortress”

Flying in the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” out of the Palm Springs Air Museum this morning.


B-17 Coming In

The World War II B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” arriving at the Palm Springs Air Museum from a passenger ride flight. Video shot with Fujifilm X-H1.


B-17 Flying Fortress Flying!

Pretty cool! I was shooting a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress from a Red Tail P-51 Mustang for the Palm Springs Air Museum. It was the famed Tuskegee Airmen in those Red Tails that escorted the B-17 bombers into Germany on some of the most dangerous missions of the war.

The first sections of the video shot on a Fujfilm X-H1 Body with the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm lens. The wider view was from a GoPro Hero 6 Black.

Come on out yourself. Fun photo ops too.. B-17 Flying Fortress at the Palm Springs Air Museum! Saturday and Sunday Oct 13 & 14 from 10am – 1pm for flights and interior tours in the afternoon.


B-17 Flying Fortress Arriving

The B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” arriving at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Video shot on a Fujifilm X-H1 body and XF 100-400mm lens.

You can fly in Sentimental Journey October 12th – 14th, Friday Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 1pm. Reserve your seat today by visiting https://bit.ly/2Ql13t8 or calling 480-462-2992. Your flight experience of history is only $425 for the waist gunner/radio operator seats, or $850 bombardier/navigator seats in nose. Age minimum 12. Tour inside Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm and Friday – Sunday: 2 pm – 5 pm. Only $10/person and $20/family.

Do not miss out on this experience and flight opportunity or drop on by for some photo ops! Thanks!