Christmas mystery: WWII B-17 full of Christmas cargo lost without a trace
from Ottawa Start
During World War II, Ottawa's Rockcliffe air base operated a total of six B17 Flying Fortress aircraft that were outfitted as transport "mailbirds" ferrying thousands of letters and packages between Canada and the fighting forces overseas in Europe. Tracing the serial numbers of each of the B17s, I was able to uncover what happened to each of these mailbirds during their wartime mail missions.
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