flying fortress http://iowapublicradio.org en Flying Fortress Museum http://iowapublicradio.org/post/flying-fortress-museum <p>She is named Liberty Belle, a proud B-17 bomber that was built in 1945. The aircraft brings back memories, good and bad, for the veterans who flew them. More than 40,000 men went down in B-17s. Iowa Public Radio strapped in for a ride, in this look back at the Flying Fortress. Historic newsreels are from You Tube, circa 1944. Note: Two years after we did this story, The Liberty Belle was destroyed&nbsp;when she made an emergency landing and burned in a cornfield near Chicago.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 29 May 2009 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1898 at http://iowapublicradio.org Flying Fortress Museum