World War II http://wfpl.org en B-17 "Flying Fortress" Tour Makes Local Stop http://wfpl.org/post/b-17-flying-fortress-tour-makes-local-stop <P>A piece of World War&nbsp;II history can be spotted in the skies over the Louisville area this weekend.<p> <P>It's one of the stops on a national tour by a restored B-17 Bomber.<p> <P>The Boeing B-17 is better known as the Flying Fortress. More than 12,000 were produced starting in 1935. Many of them took part in missions over Nazi-occupied Europe during World War Two. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 1810 at http://wfpl.org B-17 "Flying Fortress" Tour Makes Local Stop McConnell, Yarmuth Mark D-Day Anniversary http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-yarmuth-mark-d-day-anniversary <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., are celebrating the <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/pictures-video/d-day-anniversary-of-the-allied-invasion-of-normandy-pictures-20120606">68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion</a> by meeting with World War II veterans.</p><p>For historians, D-Day marks the turning point against Nazi Germany when Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in France. Over 3,000 U.S. service members were killed on the day of the invasion.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:30:03 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 551 at http://wfpl.org