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Boeing B17

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Also as a part of his WWII training with the Army Air Corps, my dad learned to recognize all of the different aircraft used in the war.  In his notebook, he included a photo of and information about all of the different aircraft.  The one he ended up crewing was the B-17G heavy bomber.  Here are his notebook entries on the B17.

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High Altitude

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Another part of my dad’s Army Air Corps training involved a couple of other things we don’t encounter in a normal commercial air flight these days.  One was the required use of an oxygen mask and a calculation of the percentage of oxygen needed.

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The other lesson was in “Boyle’s Law” and how the change in pressure of a descending aircraft could affect the crew.

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© Cindy Farrar Bryan and The Arrowhead Club, 2014

Shooting at a Moving Target 101

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My dad, George Edwin Farrar, performed some of his training for his stint with the US Army Air Forces in Kingman, Arizona.  One important lesson was how to shoot at a moving target.  As an added complication, he would be moving himself – at 225 mph in a B17.  Here are some of his notes and drawings for this lesson.

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© Cindy Farrar Bryan and The Arrowhead Club, 2014