July 07, 2007

Bombers Coming To Omaha

Bombers: headed for the Heartland
I thought it was Disturbing Headline: NewsRadio 1110 KFAB: Bombers Coming To Omaha.

As it turns out, the article isn't about Mohammedan MDs setting up terror cells in Omaha, but rather about a great chance to see and even take a ride in a real WWII bomber. If I'm lucky, I'll be able to see these roaring big prop planes flying over the feedlot.
The Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine" and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator WWII Heavy Bombers, will fly into Eppley Airfield in Omaha for a visit from July 9 to July 11 to offer local citizens an opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history.
The old feeder is fascinated by these rough old birds. I've flown them all on my computer flight sims. The feedlot library has almost as many WWII bomber books as it does U-boat titles. Many brave men died in both machines. Their stories are worth remembering.

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