We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As a youngster I used to peruse a copy of 'Colliers photographic history of world war two' that my parents had on the shelf. That image really stuck in my mind.
There's another view of "All American" here on 'fuselage page 2'...
I've been a huge B-17 fan since my youth. It's an awesome aircraft. Boeing interpreted "multi-engine" criteria as 4-engine, unlike it's competitors, who competed with inferior 2-engine aircraft. But, more awesome than the aircraft, were the crews who braved fighters, flack, -40 degree cold, and poor weather to bring the fight to the Germans well before D-day. Great story and photo.
According to the commentary, after making its bomb run, the B17 returned to its base in England. From Tunisia. Did the bomber also take off from England and fly to North Africa? Photos of the B17 on the ground do not indicate verdant England, but sand and rock North Africa. The story is amazing, of a perservering crew and a magnificant airplane, but someone should have checked geography.