History to fly over Connecticut skies this week

World War II era, B-17?s and B-24?s will be in the sky and on display this week at Sikorsky Airport. The bombers were manufactured and used during World War II and remain an important part of history.

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2006, 12:15 AM

Updated 6,470 days ago

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History to fly over Connecticut skies this week
World War II era, B-17?s and B-24?s will be in the sky and on display this week at Sikorsky Airport.
The bombers were manufactured and used during World War II and remain an important part of history. There are only ten B-17's that still fly today and only one B-24 that's still operational.
The Collings Foundation maintains the historic planes, which visit about 130 cities every year. Members of the foundation say it?s their way of honoring the veterans. Visitors are able to board the planes for a tour and may even have the opportunity to take a flight.
The bombers will remain in southwest Connecticut all week, giving veterans the opportunity to relive a memory while others will have the opportunity to experience history.Related Information: The Collings Foundation


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