There are an equal number of B-17's in line on the other side of the runway, on the perimeter track in front ammunitions dump, so the lines alternate. Right now the crew has checked all things and are ready to go. There is a 30 second or maybe a 60 second interval between each take off. As soon as one leaves, the next B-17 gets aligned to the runway, runs up the engines and waits for the red light to turn to green to go. At this time the pilot hopes that at about a mile down the runway ahead, that old B-17 will begin to fly. Can you hear those engines running!
- Photo Source: The Malcolm 'Ozzie' Osborn Collection
- Photo Reference: MO_B-17s_taxying
- Photographer: B-17 Crew Member
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