B-17G “Lacey Lady

Lacey Lady in her jig inside the hangar at McNary Field, Salem Municipal Airport in Salem, Oregon. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

A Visit with Lacey Lady and The B-17 Alliance Group

WarbirdsNews has been following the saga of B-17G Lacey Lady for some time now. We paid a visit to our friends at the B-17 Alliance Group in September to check on her status. As most of our readers will know, this is the organization based at McNary Field in Salem, Oregon which is working on restoring the famous B-17G Flying Fortress known as Lacey[Read More…]

B-17G “Lacey Lady”  Safely in The Hangar

B-17G “Lacey Lady” Safely in The Hangar

WarbirdsNews has been following the gradual dismantling of the B-17G Flying Fortress known as Lacey Lady since earlier this summer. The recovery crew lowered the aircraft from her perch above the now-closed gas station in Milwaukie, Oregon during August, 2014, but the actual disassembly process has taken some months due to the availability of volunteer workers, coupled with the difficulty[Read More…]

B-17G “Lacey Lady” Coming Off Poles Imminently

B-17G “Lacey Lady” Coming Off Poles Imminently

As many of our readers will be well aware from a previous article (HERE), the famous B-17G Flying Fortress known as “Lacey Lady” which has sat for more than half a century atop poles at a now disused gas station in Milwaukie, Oregon has been long overdue to come in from the cold. Her owners, the B-17 Alliance Group, have devised[Read More…]

by August 12, 2014 1 comment B-17G "Lacey Lady, Warbird Restorations
B-17G 44-85790 known as "Lacey Lady" as she sits currently on her pylons curreny in Milwaukie, Oregon.

B-17 “Lacey Lady” Ready For Another “Flight”

The B-17 Alliance Group has just released the following:”We are excited to announce that we are ready to lower the Lacey Lady B-17 44-85790. The lowering crew will arrive onsite the week of August 11th to begin preparations for the lowering. The lowering will occur later that week. As soon as the crew has given us the green light that[Read More…]

IndieGOGO Campaign for B-17G ‘Lacey Lady’

IndieGOGO Campaign for B-17G ‘Lacey Lady’

WarbirdsNews recently held a conversation with Sean O’Brien, Director of Operations for the B-17 Alliance Group. The organization, based in Aurora, Oregon is working to preserve the famous Gas Station Flying Fortress, B-17G 44-85790 known as “Lacey Lady”. The B-17 Alliance Foundation has set up a IndieGOGO campaing with the objective of raising US$30,000. Click HERE to give a donation.[Read More…]

by May 22, 2014 1 comment B-17G "Lacey Lady