Military => General Military => Topic started by: lutonman1 on October 06, 2017, 17:51:02

Title: B 17
Post by: lutonman1 on October 06, 2017, 17:51:02
While out cycling again, I was near Rochester Airport in 1945, a B17 flew very low, over the airport
east to west, when a green signal flare was seen, in the air. Were the crew circling, before trying to land, or did the airport staff fire it, to warn the pilots, the grass `runway` was too short to land a B17.
Perhaps the pilots then saw Gravesend airport in the distance, and tried for that.
Green flare from the B17 could mean, the crew had wounded aboard, and would like permission to land.