The Milwaukie Bomber

Written by Christianity and the Confusion on June 11th, 2010

The Milwaukie Bomber:

 'It's not going to last much longer'



For decades, a B-17G sitting atop what was once a gas station has been one of Milwaukie's most talked about, and perhaps most visited, icons.

But these days the famous airplane dubbed the 'Lacey Lady' is deteriorating fast and the owners realize that if they want to preserve this unique piece of local history, something has to be done.

Over the years the elements have taken a heavy toll on the World War II airplane that has long drawn attention along Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard.  The B-17's metal is now corroded, parts are either damaged or missing and the nose is visibly absent, having been removed so it could be restored. 

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