The Flying Fortress
Suspended In Time, Part 11

Our boys had just switched to flying the B17's
A huge plane called The Flying Fortress
Supposedly much safer than the B24's they had been flying
The B17's didn't have quite as much speed as the B24's
But they would be a lot harder to shoot down
And that sounded like a mighty fine thing to me
He got his orders for his next mission
It would be his first in a B17
He was filled with excitement
Told me not to worry
After all, this time he would be in The Flying Fortress
So I tried to calm my usual fears
Surely he would be safe in such a behemoth

Terri Lyn Stanfield
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