A Restored B-17 Visits and Flies Over Cheyenne
The "Madras Maiden," a restored WWII B-17 "flying fortress" bomber, will fly over over Cheyenne on May 8 and make a stop May 14.
The “Madras Maiden,” one of the few remaining WWII long range bombers that still remain. There are less than 100 around. It is a tribute to those who sacrificed and died for our freedom and an excellent chance to learn more of the great and noble history of our nation.
The Liberty Foundation will have the aircraft for public flights and ground tours on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Casper at the Natrona County International Airport, The plane and foundation will be at the Cheyenne Regional Airport May 14, 2017.
72 years ago, before the end of World War II, American pilots and crew took to the skies to fight an evil menace of Nazi Germany with a great new and fierce “Flying Fortress.”
The Madras Maiden was one 200 long range heavy bombers with the world’s first 4-engine configuration. It came with the self-defense of eight gun positions, 13 heavy machine guns, and a crew of 10. It could carry almost five tons of bombs & munitions and was one of the fastest bombers during WWII.