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Vets Offered Free Rides on B-17 ‘Yankee Lady’

Vets Offered Free Rides on B-17 ‘Yankee Lady’

The Yankee Air Museum (YAM)’s Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady,” based in Detroit, Mich., will once again visit Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum on June 9-11. The museum partnership will honor World War II Veterans by offering free rides on the B-17 when a paid rider accompanies them.

“All of us feel the deepest respect when a World War II veteran steps aboard one of our aircraft,” said Kevin Walsh, executive director of Yankee Air Museum. “We want as many World War II veterans as possible to have the opportunity to fly on the B-17. This is a special offer for them and an honor for us.”

Next year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Walsh said it’s an opportunity to pay tribute to veterans.

For the complete story by The Cape May (N.J.) Gazette, click here.

Photo via Warbirdnews.com

Updated: January 27, 2014 — 9:46 AM

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