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Operation Revival

Charlie Hudson's B-17 served quite effectively to transport General Bill Gross, Commander of the 1st Combat Wingas well as war correspondents into Barth. During a three day period the plane was used as the "Control Tower" for flight operations in and out of the Barth Airport. The Putt-Putt generator in the immediate foreground provided all of the electrical power that wa needed to keep the batteries charged and direct traffic in and out of the Barth airport using the command radio of Charlie's B-17. The "Tower" operators had an unobstructed view of all traffic as they sat perched on the nose of the aircraft. (Courtesy photo)

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