The Swoose comes home to roost.

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The oldest surviving B-17 Flying Fortress was transferred from the Smithsonian to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The bomber, originally nicknamed Ole Betsy, flew on the first combat mission in the Philippines only hours after the surprise attack against Pearl Harbor. Ole Betsy operated over the Southwest Pacific, mounting strikes from Australia, the Philippines and Java. In January 1942, during a bombing mission, enemy fighters damaged Old Betsy. The aircraft was repaired and overhauled with a replacement tail and engines from other B-17s, and a tail gun was...

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