Christopher Ebdon http://redriverradio.org en B-17 bomber comes to Shreveport, despite no air show http://redriverradio.org/post/b-17-bomber-comes-shreveport-despite-no-air-show <p>An iconic airplane of World War II, the B-17, will touch down at Shreveport Downtown Airport on Friday, May 3, and be open for tours and flights around Shreveport/Bossier. &nbsp;It’s owned by the Gulf Coast Wing, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force. Historian Christopher Ebdon of Houston said this B-17 is one of three still in existence, and the only one still flying. It was used by the Navy for early warning radar. Ebdon said it came off the assembly line, along with another B-17, that is displayed on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:56:52 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 27104 at http://redriverradio.org B-17 bomber comes to Shreveport, despite no air show