The National World War II Museum
is dedicated to telling the story of the "American Spirit" during the most significant world conflict in human history. The museum celebrates "the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage, and sacrifice of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and the Home Front.
This B-17E was on its way to Europe to join the fight in 1942 when it had to make an emergency landing in Greenland. While her crew was rescued, the plane had to be abandoned. Ohio businessman Bob Ready and 23 volunteers spent more than 80,000 hours restoring the plane before it was put on display at the museum in 2013.
It is one of several restored B-17's in museums and on display around the country. https://www.nationalww2museum.org