398th Bomb Group

The Sally B Comes to Meet Us - 1982

By Malcolm "Ozzie" Osborn
UK Friend of the 398th
October 2004

This is my favourite shot from the B-17 fly-past at the 1982 reunion. I am 99% certain that Jim Crouch is on the left, standing next to the memorial, I don't know why but even after all these years, I can still see his 'stance' when I close my eyes and think about it. A very emotional moment always, this was so special as it was the first time a B-17 had paid tribute to the heroes standing below. When it did a slow fly-by with bomb bay doors open, I lost the ability to focus my eyes anymore, for several minutes.

Malcolm "Ozzie" Osborn

Photo from the Malcolm "Ozzie" Osborn Collection


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