B-17 Bomber Remains to be Airlifted from Talkeetna to Ohio

Photo Courtesy of KTNA
Photo Courtesy of KTNA

In September 1951, a B-17 bomber crashed north of Talkeetna along the Chulitna River. Bush pilot Cliff Hudson is credited with saving the lives of those on board. The wreckage of that plane is being airlifted out of the wilderness to Talkeetna and will be readied for transport to Ohio to the Champaign Aviation Museum. The working pieces of the Talkeetna wreckage will be used in a restoration project that will result in a flyable B-17.

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