Here is some neat video taken today during my ride in the B-17 "Sentimental Journey." It gives a good idea of the view a B-17 bombardier had on a bombing run. The Norden bomb site is the item seen in the foreground as I swing back and forth looking out the front of the plane. The bombardier also operated the twin guns (painted red and white on this commemorative plane) you can see at the bottom of the Plexiglas nose cone.
Also, to give you an idea how loud the B-17 was (110 decibels), when I describe where I am in the plane I was SHOUTING. And you know I can be loud.
See what Moorhead landmarks you can pick out as we were flying above town ...
(Mike McFeely is a talk-show host on KFGO-AM in Fargo, N.D. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcFeelyKFGO.)