One last time, WWII veterans take flight in restored B-17 bomber – U.S. – Stripes


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Maiden on the Midway

 A restored B-17 ''Flying Fortress'' sits at Trenton Mercer Airport, August 13, 2012. Nose art on the ''Aluminum Overcast,'' which also carries the colors of the 398th Bomb Group of World War II, which flew hundreds of missions over Nazi-held territory during the war. TOM GRALISH/PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

By Meg Jones 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Published: April 15, 2014

OSHKOSH, Wis. — There were no bombs to drop, and the skies were not filled with German Messerschmitts intent on shooting them down.

A group of World War II veterans got a rare treat Monday in a short flight in a restored B-17 that transported them back seven decades to a time when they were young men and the world was at war.

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