Loss of B-17 Texas Raiders


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As I was driving back home from the Houston collectibles show on November 12, 2022, several hundred miles to the north at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow a terrible tragedy was unfolding. B-17 N7227C "Texas Raiders" a staple in the Texas skies and the airshow system in the U.S. was involved in a terrible mid-air collision with a P-63.

Just two weeks before I attended the Wings Over Houston Air Show for the first time since 2014, and thought to myself that Texas Raiders was looking sharp. Very shocking, eye-opening, and somber tragedy. Condolences to those affected.

My pictures of the aircraft at the 2022 WOH Air Show on October 30, 2022, never thought it was going to be the last time I was going to see it:


I was so absorbed by the loss of the B-17, which I had seen many times flying over Houston, that I overlooked the P-63 which was also involved in the crash. Registration N6763. Looking at my files I also got to see it during WOH 2022 but got no good pictures of it.