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B-17 "Piccadilly Lilly II" to Fly Again

The Air Museum Planes of Fame and Jonathan Terry, the owner and executive producer of ETHIC Productions have contracted to restore the Museum's B-17G, "Piccadilly Lilly II", to flight status and film the entire process from present condition to first flight. This will be Planes of Fames biggest single aircraft restoration project and the first time that the complete restoration of a B-17 will be documented on film.

The Planes of Fame B-17G, #44-83684, flew with the US Air Force until the mid 1950's. After she was surplused the plane appeared in quite a few movies and TV productions including: "The Thousand Plane Raid", "Fort Apache" and "Black Sheep Squadron". Her most famous role was as "Piccadilly Lilly" in "Twelve O'clock High". The plane has not flown since 1975.

It is expected that the restoration will cost approximately $1,000,000 to complete. Those wishing to make a donation toward the restoration of "Piccadilly Lilly II" may do so by check or credit card. Donations by check should be made payable to The Air Museum, with a notation that they are for the B-17 Restoration, and sent to The Air Museum Planes of Fame, 7000 Merrill Ave., # 17, Chino, CA 91710. Credit card donations are accepted by phone at 909-597-3722. For further information email planesoffame@aol.com Visit our web site at www.planesoffame.org Photo by Frank Mormillo


For over 40 years The Air Museum Planes of Fame has been a leader in preserving aviation history. Continuing their endeavors requires time, manpower and money, much of which are provided by donations, sponsorships and memberships. This support is used for general facility maintenance, displays of aviation artifact, aircraft restoration and the continuing maintenance of keeping the aircraft flyable for future generations.To make a donation or to become a member contact:

The Air Museum Planes of Fame
WWII Cal Aero Field
7000 Merrill Ave., Box 17
Chino, CA 91710

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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