Flying Fortress Week Touched Centennial Place Residents


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Flying Fortress Week touched Centennial Place residents as they visited the airport last month for a tour of the World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber named Sentimental Journey.

Among the visitors was Wilf Smith, who flew 39 operational bombing missions over Germany as a wireless air-gunner in a Lancaster bomber with Bomber Command, as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force in Britain. He and the other residents enjoyed taking a step back in time, but Smith pointed out that the aircraft on display was much smaller than the Lancaster bomber aircraft he operated.

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