Flying Fortress

Local News
8:30 am
Fri September 28, 2012

B-17 "Flying Fortress" Tour Makes Local Stop

A piece of World War II history can be spotted in the skies over the Louisville area this weekend.

It's one of the stops on a national tour by a restored B-17 Bomber.

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. Only a dozen are still flying today.

This one, making a stop at the Clark County Airport in Sellersburg, Indiana, was built in 1945.

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