Jim Woods (03/05/99)
It's hilarious. My wife suggests that you have that guy
climbing up a ladder since it would obviously be impossible to do
it from ground level!
Jim, maybe for you...
("Nine-O-Nine" Flight Engineer [part time])
By the way, you have an absolutely awesome web site for
B-24 fans. Just to add fuel to the fire, we were flying the
"All American" (B-24J) and "Nine-O-Nine"
(B-17G) over Brackett Field in Southern California a few years
ago trying to see who could pull the tightest turn.
"Nine-O-Nine" won but you should see the video of the
"All American" racked over into a 70+ degree
turn. Amazing airplane...
When I'm feeling down or upset with all the "Crap"
on TV about the Senate trial, I just have to call up the B-24 Vs
B-17 page to get my daily dose of laughs! It never fails to
work! Always good for some giggles! I'm sure the B-17
folks get some relief here too!
Forrest Clark (12/30/98)
Having survived the war in a B-24, and believing
one did save my life, I must side with the B-24. However, if
there were a beauty contest, the B-17 would probably win. But
there was no beauty contest in the war.
George Weddell (34th BG) (12/28/98)
You have a great sense of
humor! Had 60 seconds of hard laughter when I viewed the
web page. Hated the old "Boxcar" at
first (since I was involuntarily assigned to fly it instead of
P-38s) but it got me thru 35 missions in 1944 over Europe with
the 8th Air Force.
Its great - keep it up so to speak!!!!!!!
A super take off on the most "Hyped Bird" of W.W.II. As
a W.W.II B-24 pilot, I love it!
Just thought I'd say "Love your B-17
bit!" My uncle was a member of the 90th bomb group, 320th
bomb squadron and he would have gotten a big kick out of it. I am
proud of the men that flew in the big war and I know that they
did what they had to do to win the war.
Ken Holmes (12/19/98)
Outstanding!! A great graphic and I'm sure in the
best spirit of sportsmanship. Both groups should love and laugh
at it... of course it is true, given how great the '24 was... but
never mind... great job. Both great planes and crews. My dad
would have loved it: 13th AF, 307th BG, 424th BS. Thanks, and
Bob Girdler (12/18/98)
I just had to tell you that when I saw your B-17 gag I almost
fell out of my chair! I'd like to tell Jim Myers (see
below) to lighten up, it's just a joke and a damn funny
one at that. Let's take up a collection and buy Mr. Myers a
sense of humor!
I got the biggest kick out of your B-17 "toon". Having taken
my combat crew in battle-weary B-17s in Sebring FL in 1942 and
upon graduation we were transferred to B-24s. Half the class
quit. I did my 36 missions in the 13th AF 307thBG 307th BS. The
reason I found it so funny was because we had taken my tail
turret out and put it on the nose. That left a wide open balcony
with 2 50's on a swivel, manned by Buddy Dowgiallo. Anytime
someone used a relief tube, Buddy got icicles on his flight suit.
Well, at least at the time we thought it was funny. Keep up this
Jake, It's still funny!
D. Hartman (12/17/98)
Even as a fan of the beautiful Fort, I couldn't help but chuckle
at your 'toon'. Great website...
Thanks D.! I still get a kick out of it...
Joe Shuster (456th BG)
I love it!
Jim Myers (12/15/98)
I found your site a few months ago and I think it is one of the
very best and it provides value. Being a dog lover, I also enjoy
checking up on "Libby." She looks like a
I also appreciate a good joke and the trick B-17
file is a great one. Your email got me to zoom to the site and
see what you had put up. Its a great joke. However, I
think the image of the little man dropping trow' and peeing
really "dumbs down" the outstanding work you have done
collecting and posting this historical information. It is
really distasteful and crude. Although I'm sure you did not
intend to, the "peeing man" sends a message of
disrespect towards the veterans and the aircraft that brought
many of them home. Don't forget that the airmen did not have much
of a choice as to what units they were assigned to or what
aircraft the unit was assigned.
I knew I was going to get some "flak" about the B-17...
Believe it or not, I love the old bird!
When I started the site last year, I got hammered
about the phrase "Pick Your Nose Art!". I try and have
a little "Fun" with the site (now and then) and I hope
people take it in the right context. (You can't please
everyone!). I'm sure the crew of the B-17 would be the first to
see the humor in all this...
No disrespect intended
Cute, real cute!!!!!!!!!
Got any negative feedback on your "B-17" page
yet??? I think it's great!!
No negative feedback (yet). We'll see... (I'll post their
feedback on this page!)