World War II Bomber Gas Station

Thursday, 21st September 2006 by

In 1947 a guy named Art Lacey decided he wanted to buy a surplus B-17G "Flying Fortress" WWII bomber, and with little prior experience, fly the plane from Kansas back to Milwaukie, Oregon.

After an incredible (and highly improbable) sounding journey, Mr Lacey used his new purchase... as a forecourt roof for his gas station.


Today the gas station has made way for the family-run Bomber Drive-In restaurant which still operates here, and these days the bomber is one of only a handful of this type of aircraft left intact in the world.

Thanks to Nathaniel.