[Spridgets] Lancaster

corvallis at peoplepc.com corvallis at peoplepc.com
Wed Jun 15 18:29:59 MDT 2011

Ah, the ball turret, also known as the Tucker turret. 

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[mailto:spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Kirk Hargreaves
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Subject: [Spridgets] Lancaster

A few years ago two WWII bombers flew into our town . . one a B-17.  It cost
me $400.0 to go up in it. . but it was well worth it.  Once up in the air
they allowed you to walk through the plane and sit at the various places,
radio operator (my father in WWII) and where the bombardier sat lining up
the sights and controlling the speed of the aircraft.  My father was also a
tail gunner and got shot down in the Pacific.  He spent a couple of days on
an inflatable raft.  They did have the tail gunner area closed off . as well
as the ball turret.  .but the rest of the craft was wide open for

Here is a cool video on the Lancaster. .


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