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michaelmilitello

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A Weber and a B-17
« on: July 13, 2019, 01:19:51 PM »
Fortunately, my wife does not seem to mind new grill acquisitions if it involves a fun day road trip.  I made a nice deal for a O code red in Dayton, and we went today to pick it up.  After the pick up, we stopped at the National Air Force Museum.  Iím a military aviation fan and the museum now has the Memphis Belle on display.  Great free museum and well worth the trip.  As an aside, my grandpa was a ball turret gunner on a B-17 in WWII.  He flew 32 missions in 44-45.  We capped the trip with a nice lunch. 

Hereís the grill.  Should clean up well.  It has good bones.  Handles are faded but solid.  One touch is still solid and original. 


The ďBelleĒ



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Mr.CPHo

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Re: A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 02:48:17 PM »
ďOĒ man, thatís a nice rescue!  Cool pics, thanks for sharing.


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CatskillSmoker

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Re: A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 03:30:34 PM »
Sweet score with an alternate plan Congrats. Never Forget!
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PotsieWeber

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Re: A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 04:02:27 PM »
Looks like a nice redhead. 
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Hal

Schaefd2

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Re: A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 07:44:29 PM »
Iíve been watching that redhead! And the B-17 is my favorite aircraft. I was at the NMUSAF in June for Fatherís Day. My grandfather was a tail gunner in a B-17. I donít know how many missions he went on, but according to my grandma, he only missed one mission. On the mission he missed, the tail gunner ďturretĒ got blown off. Iím thankful he missed that mission!!

Side note: I really enjoyed the C-17 Globaster outside. Itís HUGE!! I canít wait to see the even larger C-5 Galaxy! (Four year old daughter for scale)


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dazzo

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Re: A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 02:32:26 PM »
Nice

I was able to see the Memphis Belle when it was on Mud Island
Dude, relax your chicken.

Brain_STL

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Re: A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 07:43:48 PM »
Iím a huge aviation buff and seeing pictures of the Memphis Belle is special, kinda like seeing the Enola Gay up close at the Smithsonian.  I also didnít realize they were mothballing C17ís. What a shame, theyíre not that old and donít have as many hours on them as most airline aircraft.


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michaelmilitello

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Re: A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 03:40:01 AM »
Iím a huge aviation buff and seeing pictures of the Memphis Belle is special, kinda like seeing the Enola Gay up close at the Smithsonian.  I also didnít realize they were mothballing C17ís. What a shame, theyíre not that old and donít have as many hours on them as most airline aircraft.


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[emoji4]The Air Force Museum also has ďBockscar,Ē the B29 that dropped the fat man on Nagasaki. 


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Schaefd2

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A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 04:55:52 AM »
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« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 06:00:07 AM by Schaefd2 »
I've been called the Robin Hood of Weber Kettles.

HoosierKettle

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Re: A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 06:10:24 AM »
I took the kids when they were younger. Itís an awesome museum. Really worth the trip. Looked like a great time and a kettle on top of it.


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cookingjnj

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Re: A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2019, 03:15:17 PM »
Airplanes and Weber Kettle Grills....two amazing inventions (I take poetic license) the world would be completely different without.

TheKevman

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Re: A Weber and a B-17
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2019, 10:41:05 AM »
Great-looking grill! Those are some cool pics of the Memphis Belle. Your grandfather mustíve had some stories to tell. Incredible.


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