Museum of Aviation restores B-17G
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT)- Crews are working to restore a B-17G Flying Fortress Bomber.
This G model bomber plane was used in World War II (WWII).
The B-17G arrived at the Museum of Aviation in August of 2015.
Several months later, restoration staff and volunteers separated the forward section from the rear section. This made the plane easier to work on. The process took almost four years.
This particular model had a chin gun. Other guns were positioned throughout the bomber plane.
Veterans volunteer their knowledge to aid in the restoration process. Those who served in the WWII Air Force and military are especially helpful.
Some of the volunteers have been with the B-17G during the entire restoration process, and say they’ll stay and help until its completed.
Everything in the plane has been put in while at the museum.
Volunteers installed all of the electrical systems, along with oxygen systems, heating systems, electronics, cables, seating and ammunition.
Crew members say they search hard to find every part they need, because a lot of them aren’t made anymore.
The B-17G restoration staff hopes to complete the plane in a couple of years.