I've always had an interest in WWII aviation, so it was fun to walk around (and inside) of the "Kismet", a B-17G currently undergoing a complete renovation designed to get it back to flying status.
Seated under the wing we met a gentlemen who in 1944 at age 22 flew 31 missions over France and Germany as a flight engineer/top turret gunner aboard a B-17. It was an honor to get to meet and talk with him
The interior of the B-17G looking toward the waist gun positions. Those ribs along the top are sharp and the area is fairly small. I can now say I've been wounded aboard a B-17.
The right waist gun position complete with .50 caliber machine gun.
The nose of the B-17. The pilots sat up top with the bombardier riding in the nose and controlling the forward gun turret.
Two of the four Wright Cyclone engines that powered the B-17Douglas B-25, probably most famous for the 1942 Doolittle "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" raid in which these planes were flown off the carrier Hornet for a direct bombing raid on Japan.
Although there were all kinds of exotic warbirds there, I had my photo taken with this Cessna 172 because this is the type of plane I used to fly. It's similar to the plane I flew into the Chino Airport in 1978 for the EAA Fly-in.