Images & Observations

B-25 “Photo Fanny”

Nikon D80 10-24mm @ 22mm ISO 800 1/20 f/8 Lr4; PsCS6

“Photo Fanny”, a B-25J, was assembled in 1944 and is part of the collection at the Planes of Fame Air Museum, and flies from their hanger at the Chino, California airport.  Photo Fanny has also been known as “Shangrila” and “Betty Grable” and was flown in the 1992 motion picture “Foreever Young” and the 2001 motion picture “Pearl Harbor”, flying off of the carrier USS Constellation.

Prints of this and other aircraft are available here: .

One response

  1. Stanley

    I wouldn’t put it past Hollywood to get it wrong about which Aircraft Carrier Lt. Colonel James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle flew off of when he and his very brave compatriots took off from USS Hornet to bomb targets in Japan in April of 1942. Jimmy Doolittle received the Medal of Honor from FDR at the White House for leading that attack. It was more about regaining some of our “swagger” than anything else post Pearl Harbor (and maybe putting a little fear in the enemies psyche as well).

    July 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM

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