Chance To Ride in B-17 Bomber

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

One of the few remaining airworthy B-17 bombers from World War II will be in Jackson at Hawkins Field this week.

For a few dollars, anyone can climb aboard and look around the plane known as the "Aluminum Overcast." For a few hundred dollars, you can take a ride.

The bomber is being shown by the Experimental Aircraft Association's "Salute to Veterans" tour.

The B-17 became known as the Flying Fortress for its defensive weapons -- machine gun turrets that could fill the sky with lead when enemy fighter planes attacked.

Over 4,700 of the bombers were lost in combat.

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