The death-defying heroic pilots and crew of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress and their fighter escorts will be honored on October 17 and 18 at Fantasy of Flight. The “Fearless Men of the B-17 Flying Fortress” event is part of Fantasy of Flight’s popular Living History Symposium Series.

The B-17 Flying Fortress played a vital role in the bombardment of Germany upon the entry of the U.S. into World War II. As many as 1,000 B-17 aircraft were staged and deployed during this time.
During Fantasy of Flight’s “Fearless Men of the B-17 Flying Fortress” event, an extraordinary group of real heroes will share memories of their daring days with the Flying Fortress. There will also be an open-forum/question and answer session.
Guests that are scheduled to appear include:
Gilbert Belair
Rudy Froeschle
Patrick O’Keef
William H. Rich
Paul Roberts
Linwood Smith
This event is FREE with general admission to Fantasy of Flight.
During the Flying Fortress event, there will also be a Military Collectors Show at the Orlampa Conference Center, hosted by Fantasy of Flight. The show will be held on October 17 from 10am-5pm, and on October 18 from 10am-3pm. The Military Collectors Show will feature more than 40 military collectors. Admission to the show is FREE with regular Fantasy of Flight admission.