Flying Fortress swooping into town

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The Liberty Belle, a restored World War II B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, will take to the skies over Augusta on Feb. 25 and 26. This is your invitation to see, tour and fly a mission in the Liberty Foundation's B-17 at Daniel Field.

Sixty years ago, these aircraft flew from bases far from home in an attempt to bring freedom to oppressed peoples. Our B-17's mission for today is to educate the people of America about the courageous World War II veterans, and to remember those brave air crew that never made it home.

The Liberty Belle is heritage not in mothballs or in the pages of a dusty book, but real life.

Scott Maher, Tulsa, Okla.

(Editor's note: The writer is media coordinator of the nonprofit Liberty Foundation.)

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mgroothand 02/19/07 - 09:45 am
Whatever happened to the

Whatever happened to the Enola Gay, the aircraft that stopped WWII in the Pacific?

majterry2000 02/19/07 - 11:49 am
Enola Gay, the B-29 that

Enola Gay, the B-29 that carried the first atomic bomb to be used operationally, has been nicely restored and is on display at the National Air and Space Museum's new facility at Dulles Airport outside of Washington, DC.

Liberty Bell is a neat example of the few remaining B-17s. It's well worth the nominal admission charge to tour the plane and see firsthand a piece of history. Take your family and take lots of pictures!

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