B-17 Related Products and Videos
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Pride of the Skies Video
At the beginning of the spring semester of 2002, a high school teacher gave her students an option; a final exam or a 1940’s hangar dance. The students, like most would, chose the dance. They were in for seventeen weeks of study, preparation and research, learning about World War Two and what that time means today.
The traditional hangar dance was to honor the veterans of WWII and also to raise funds for a WWII airplane, the B-17 Piccadilly Lilly II, currently on static display at Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, California.
The students called the project “Pride of the Skies” and the event drew more than 800 people to the fighter hangar at the Planes of Fame Museum for an evening of dining and dancing to the music of a 22-piece band playing songs of the era, presentations to the attending veterans, and special ceremonies honoring the men and women of WWII and the MIA’s and KIA’s of our armed forces. It was an outstanding success that raised $12,000 for the B-17 restoration.
Ethic Productions filmed the spectacle and integrated the popular documentary “To Fly Again” featuring interviews with five B-17 veterans and archival footage. The 55-minute VHS video is available for $25.00 which includes tax and shipping and handling.
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