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B-17E and crew


As a small personal project, I attempted to colorize this photo of a B-17E and its crew, taken in 1942. I hope you like it 🙂

Flight crew: pilot, co-pilot, bombardier, navigator, engineer/top turret, radio operator/waist gunner, ball turret gunner, waist gunner, tail gunner.

Ground crew: crew chief and ten mechanics.

Bomb supply crew: five men.

Specialists: Instuments, radios, armaments, parachutes, electrical equipment, propellers, superchargers.

Oil supply truck (on left): two men.

Gas supply truck (on right): two men.

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  • Wow, nicely done! How long did it take you?

  • Ferdi

    Thank you! I’m not exactly sure, but I think about 45 minutes or so.

  • Really?! I like it a lot!