photo by boe

Sentimental Journey (44-83514) is the nickname of a B-17G Flying Fortress bomber. It is based at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, Arizona.[1] The aircraft is regularly flown to airshows throughout North America.

The nose art features Betty Grable, the number one pinup girl of the World War II era. The aircraft’s name takes after a song made very popular by Doris Day in 1945. Found photo from estate sale.

Boeing B-47B Stratojet Rocket Assisted Take-Off, 15 April 1954 (U.S. Air Force photo) - The B-47 Stratojet was a medium range nuclear bomber and reconnaissance aircraft capable of flying at high subsonic speeds and primarily designed for penetrating the airspace of the Soviet Union. The USAF phased out its last B-47 bombers in 1965, and the USAF retired its last Stratojet, a WB-47E, in 1969.