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Published: Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:53 p.m.

WWII B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ in skies over Seattle

  • A Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber sits parked Monday at the Renton Municipal Airport. The recreated model of the “Memphis Belle...

    Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

    A Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber sits parked Monday at the Renton Municipal Airport. The recreated model of the “Memphis Belle” World War II airplane will be available for paid rides and donation-based ground tours on Saturday and Sunday at the airport.

RENTON — A restored World War II B-17 “Flying Fortress” will be in the skies over Seattle this week.
The plane known as “Memphis Belle” is on display at the Renton Municipal Airport next weekend. A group called The Liberty Foundation is touring with the plane and a P-51 Mustang fighter.
The “Memphis Belle” was built toward the end of the war and the Boeing airplane never saw combat. It is painted to look like its predecessors with the same name that flew with the 91st bomb group.
The Liberty Foundation considers itself a flying museum and sells flights on the historic planes to pay its expenses.
Story tags » War -- historyRenton

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