My father told me the nose of the ” cabin in the sky” b17 is in the Smithsonian. The rest of the plane was destroyed. He took his grandchildren and myself to the museum and made me promise to preserve the. 390th museum. I would like confirmation my father flew this plane and the nose is In the Smithsonian. My father showed great emotion when he told us about this. Today my son still remembers his grandfather talking about this. In the history of the 390th this plane played an important part so I would like confirmation if my father actually was in this plane. My father was a 390th commander and flew in many planes not always as the pilot, etc so it is confusing exactly what missions. He is credited with 38 missions but some of the veterans told me he actually flew more because of being commander. I would like clarification before history is gone. My father always talked about cabin in the sky; it had great importance to him for some reason.