I found some old pictures of the SilverHill (Paul E. Garber) Restoration and Storage facility of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Its a very interesting and exciting place to see. They have tons and tons of stuff thats aviation related that they don't have space for in the Mall museum. Some of these stuff are now in the Udvar Hazy museum in Dulles Virginia.
View of the storage buildings, Baka bomb, F6F Hellcat with folded wings
Serian WWII Japanese floatplane during restoration,Northrop N1M Flying Wing Prototype.
Martin Built B-29 "Enola Gay" undergoing restoration
Nice to hear from you. It really would be nice but alas there are only 3 P26s that still exist. One in the Smithsonian, One at the Planes of Fame Museum (the only flying one), and one, I'm not really sure of, in the USAF museum. There is one gentleman who is building an authentic flying replica. There were plans before to build a 1/1 scale replica (static model) for the PAF Museum. But there was no place to put it and they could not raise the funds to finance it. It never materialized.
The B-17 is also one of my favorite bombers of WWII. I built a Revell 1/48 scale kit of the "Memphis Belle" about 15 years ago. I believe that a plane as rare as this B-17C will be restored only for static display and will not be flown. The Airforce Museum in Dayton Ohio is currently restoring the actual B-17F "Memphis Belle" .