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Bomber Gas Station and Restaurant (B 17) Wikimapia
Gas up under the wings of Victory! Bomber Gas has been a landmark in the Portland area since 1947, when it arrived and became the region's most unusual filling station. It stopped operating as a gas station in 1991, and has since been associated with the adjacent restaurant, where visitors could grab a bite and a souvenir Bomber placemat.
List of surviving Boeing B 17 Flying Fortresses Wikipedia
The Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress is an American four engine heavy bomber used by the United States Army Air Forces and other Allied air forces during World War the 12,731 aircraft built, approximately 4,735 were lost during the War. Those that had flown in combat missions and survived the War were subsequently sent to boneyards, such as those at Walnut Ridge and Kingman, for smelting.
B 17 in WW II crew positions and responsibilities
can not write about the B 17 as a bomber without writing about the crew. For in some ways, the crew and their Fortress were as one. So I present this brief overview of crew positions and responsibilities. A typical B 17 was flown by a pilot and co pilot
Milwaukie landmark B 17 bomber touches down in restoration
The B 17 bomber, a famous landmark on McLoughlin Boulevard in Milwaukie, was lowered to the ground Wednesday, part of a long term restoration effort to restore the "Lacey Lady," a World War Two
Google Earth Hacks Boeing B 17G Fortress Gas Station
Description: Milwaukie, Oregon only in America can you beat a B 17 into a gas station. Shortly after WWII a guy named Art Lacey (he had a British wife) went to Kansas to buy a surplus B 17. His idea was to fly it back to Oregon, jack it up in the air and make a gas station out of it.
Restoration of B 17 Oregon roadside attraction 1 step
Banners hang from the propellers of the Lacey Lady when the B 17 was perched above the pumps at a gas station on SE McLoughlin Boulevard in Milwaukie.
B 17 Gas Station Gee Mail
Shortly after WWII a guy named Art Lacey went to Kansas to buy a surplus B 17. His idea was to fly it back to Oregon , jack it up in the air and make a gas station out of it. He paid $15,000 for it. He asked which one was his and they said take
The gas station B 17 of Art Lacey, near Portland Oregon is
The gas station B 17 of Art Lacey, near Portland O I have just learned of the "Swamp Ghost" a B 17 th the B17 and B24 airplane graveyard in Kingman Ariz Russian tank graveyard found by a young guy with a A museum is gathering as many B 17 parts as they c 22 sites of WW2 supply airplanes, and 193 MIA rema
B 17 Bomber Gas Station Off Topic Discussion forum
Shortly after WWII a guy named Art Lacey went to Kansas to buy a surplus B 17. His idea was to fly it back to Oregon , jack it up in the air and make a gas station out of it. He paid $15,000 for it. He asked which one was his and they said take whichever you want because there were miles of them.
A Five Dollar Bet Results in a Flying Fortress Gasoline
At Art Lacy’s birthday party in 1947, he bet a friend five dollars that he was going to put a B 17 Flying Fortress WWII surplus bomber on top of his gasoline station. In a larger than life move, Lacy, who had never flown a B 17 before bought one in Oklahoma for thirteen thousand dollars, and crash
1947 WW 2 B 17 Bomber Airplane Gas Station Oregon RPPC
This is another nice image of the B 17 Bomber at "ART LACEY'S BOMBER STATION" The only one in the world, 6 miles south of Portland, Ore., on 99E, as it states on the front of the Real Photo Post Card, written in the negative t, and it's one of two separate views of the Milwaukie, Oregon Service Station that I'm currently listing.
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B 17G above former Bomber Gas in Milwaukie, OR (Google
he former "Bomber" Gas Station in Milwaukee, OR is now in the process of restoring the B 17G that Art Lacey flew in to start his gas station after WWII. The nose section has been restored and is on display in a Quonset bldg. on the site of the bomber. The pilots compartment is being restored, location unknown.
Milwaukie, OR World War II Bomber Gas Station (Gone
Milwaukie, Oregon: World War II Bomber Gas Station (Gone) A surplus B 17 bomber was flown to Milwaukie in 1947 and installed as a canopy over some gas pumps. The bomber was taken down Aug , now considered to be too valuable to be a gas station awning.
Kansas veteran to restore historic Route 66 gas station
GALENA, Kan. (AP) — A military veteran has purchased a historic Kansas gas station along old Route 66 with plans to restore the building to its original condition.U.S. Army and Coast Guard veteran Aaron Perry is the new owner of a 1939 Texaco gas station in Galena, a town near the state's borders with Missouri and Oklahoma. The Wakarusa resident stumbled upon the for sale gas station
B17 Bomber in Milwaukie Oregon near Portland from Google
B17 Bomber in Milwaukie Oregon near Portland from Google Earth It was originally placed at that location for display and for use as a shade for a gas station
B 17G. Equipment. Fuel System.
A 24 volt direct current system is used in the B 17F. Type Mg 149 inverters are installed to furnish alternating current for all equipment requiring alternating current for its operation. Control of the electrical system is accomplished mainly at the pilot's and copilot's stations.
B 17 Flying Fortress surviving aircraft, serial numbers
The Fate of the B 17 Flying Fortress After World War II. However, following the end of World War II, the B 17 was quickly phased out of use as a bomber and the Army Air Forces retired most of its fleet. Production ended in May 1945 and totaled 12,731.
The Bomber B17G Gas Station, Milwaukie, OR, ca. 1948 8 x
An Oregon icon. Art Lacey's "The Bomber" gas station on 99E in Milwaukie, Oregon. This is a real early photo, the sign that went up on top of the plane is not there yet. In 1947, Art Lacey, a young pilot who had grown up in Parker, Oregon, near Wilamina, decided to open up a gas station in Milwaukie, Oregon.
Once a Roadside Attraction, This WW2 Bomber May Get a
The only thing stranger than the sight of a Boeing B 17G parked above a Milwaukie, Oregon gas station is the story of how it got there. In February 1947, gas station owner Art Lacey announced that he planned to buy a mothballed bomber to attract—and shade—customers. A friend bet him five bucks
Bomber Service Portland
The Bomber stopped operating as a gas station in 1991 and has since been associated with the adjacent restaurant, where visitors can grab a “Bomber Burger” and a souvenir Bomber placemat. A serious restoration effort on the B 17G, aka "Lady Lacey" (after Art Lacey's British wife), began in 1996. Art Lacey died four years later in December 2000 at the age of 87.
World War Two B 17 Bomber Restoration Underway
The B 17 Alliance Group, a not for profit group of bomber enthusiasts, has raised funds to have the bomber removed from the gas station and transferred to Salem Municipal Airport where it will be housed in a 6500 sq ft hangar. The aircraft has already been dismantled, and reconditioning and sourcing of parts is well underway.
Lacey Lady, The B17 WWII Bomber, To Be Restored To Its
The Lacey Lady is a World War II era B 17G bomber. For years it sat above Art Lacey’s gas station in Milwaukie, Oregon. It was long a recognized landmark of the community. The gas station, too, was a great success. At one point it was the largest volume single unit station in the country.
TV spotlight shines on Salem's B 17 bomber
Business owner Art Lacey came up with the idea of using a B 17 bomber as a roof for his gas station on SE McLoughlin Boulevard in Milwaukie. It was installed in 1947 and became a
B 17 bombers’ graveyard The gas station B 17 of Art
B 17 bombers’ graveyard The gas station B 17 of Art Lacey, near Portland Oregon More information Find this Pin and more on B 17 Flying Fortress by Larry Keahey .
B 17 Gas Station
B 17 Gas Station. A friend sent me this story and I couldn’t resist posting it here. I tried to determine who the original author was, but to no avail. My best guess is from this website by a guy named Blair Shorney. Some of the claims in the story are pretty far fetched, but the images alone are worth taking a look. This is classic Americana!
Person Catches Fire At SE Portland Gas Station
(Portland, OR) An investigation is ongoing into an incident in which a person caught fire in southeast Portland. Police say the victim was at a gas station near Southeast 82nd Avenue and
B 17G 105 VE Flying Fortress Serial Number 44 85790
Rest of aircraft still at the gas station. The gas station is now closed but The Bomber Restaurant at the same site is still open. Engines removed 2012. Airframe removed 2014 by B 17 Alliance Group of Aurora for rebuild to flying condition." FindAGrave Arthur William “Art” Lacey (obituary) / B 17 Wings of Freedom Showcase
B 17 Alliance Foundation
Who is the B 17 Alliance? Sponsors and Supporters Thank you to the following individuals, businesses, and groups for your financial support and generosity.
B 17 Bomber Gas Station Milwaukee, Oregon the rest of
In 1947 he used cranes to prop the bomber above his gas station to be used as the canopy. Instead of paying for a costly permit to move the aircraft, he was fined $10 for no permit for a wide load. The B 17 was open for people to go through when they stopped for gasoline. It became a landmark for the area.
The 'Lacey Lady' B 17 bomber, a Milwaukie landmark, comes
"I got one of my first jobs pumping gas here back in 1973." The nonprofit group B 17 Alliance is spearheading the restoration effort, with the goal of getting the plane back into flying condition
Who Owns Speedway Gas Stations?
Who Owns Speedway Gas Stations? According to Speedway's website, the company behind Speedway gas stations is simply called Speedway. The company headquarters is located in Enon, Ohio, and the current president as of May 2014 is Tony Kenney. Speedway has operations in nine states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania
9 Quirky Gas Stations Around the World Mental Floss
This former gas station in Milwaukie, Oregon, was topped with an actual B 17 bomber used in World War II. The unusual canopy remained in place from 1947 to 1991, at which time the gas station
History The Bomber Restaurant
The Bomber Crew: The incredible success of the Bomber Gas Station was due largely to the commitment of Art Lacey and his family to provide a superior service to their customers. Cars would be lined up several blocks down the road to “fill er’ up”. This station was the largest volume single unit station in the United States during the 1960
For Milwaukie gas station owner, bomber trip was wild
For Milwaukie gas station owner, bomber trip was wild adventure Before he made it back, Art Lacey had survived a plane crash, bribed a fire department with illegal whiskey, kited a big check and made bitter enemies in Portland City Hall. But hey, all's well that ends well, right?
B 17 Flying Fortress Lacey Lady Coming in From the Cold
The organization, based in Aurora, Oregon is working to preserve the famous Gas Station Flying Fortress, B 17G 44 85790 known as “Lacey Lady”. This is the B 17 which has stood for many decades atop pylons over a gas station (now closed) in Milwaukie, Oregon.
Airplane Gas Stations
The Airplane Filling Station was built in 1930 by the Nickle brothers. The faux airplane's wing acted as a canopy over the pumps. It functioned as a gas station until the 1960s. The station was sold in the 1970s and was used as a liquor store, a produce stand, a bait shop and a used car lot.
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The Gas Station B 17 of Art Lacey, Near Portland Oregon is
The Gas Station B 17 of Art Lacey, Near Portland Oregon is Getting Restored to Fly Again It's Going to Take About 7 Years By Bertyc @bertyc
The Bomber Gas Station
The Bomber Service Station was a gas station founded in 1947 in Oak Grove, Oregon by Art Lacy. At its peak, in the 1960's, it was the largest, single volume, independent gas station in the US boasting 40 gas pumps, a restaurant, a 15 unit motel, and other businesses.
B 17 bomber in Salem to be restored
Sean O’Brien is co operations manager of the B 17 Alliance Group, the nonprofit organization that will oversee the restoration of the B 17 Flying Fortress that was perched above a gas station on
Milwaukie Family Restaurant The Bomber Restaurant
A native Oregonian, Art Lacey learned to cook from his Grandmother. The Bomber Restaurant opened in 1948. Homestyle meals continues in today's restaurant.
World War II Bomber Gas Station (Gone), Milwaukie, Oregon
A surplus B 17 bomber was flown to Milwaukie in 1947 and installed as a canopy over some gas pumps. The bomber was taken down Aug , now considered to be too valuable to be a gas station
History Images of vintage gas stations ~ pre 65 Page
The buyer who was a B 17 pilot himself bought a B 17, only to tear off a section of the wing on take off. The GOV gave him another one (this on in the picture) and he flew it home and open up a gas station with this on top, as shown. At first you could climb into the aircraft until some kid fell out and the parents took the owner to court. The