Lagniappe is gone now, but his memory lives on.
Nicely done restoration!
Ah, my favorite bomber.My one regret is that I didn't score a ride in EAA's one back when they'd let people sit in the right seat for six minutes and then give you a log entry for B-17 time.
I just read this and it deserves attention:http://www.457thbombgroup.org/New/Recollections/My_Buddy/my_buddy.html
More details (not spam): B-17 "My Buddy" hit by AA and in distress. The story is of a surviving crewman and his letter to another survivor.
Just a few years ago, saw a B-17 emergency land in a corn field near were I live in Oswego, Illinois and burn to the ground. Saddest thing ever. ('Liberty Bell').