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WWII Bomber Flies in to Bismarck


You may have seen a plane resembling a shiny aluminum can in the Bismarck Sky today.

This is one of the last flying World War II B-17 Bombers.

It's named "Sentimental Journey" after the popular song by Doris Day.

This flying museum was one of the primary bombers used by the United States Air Force against Nazi Germany.

It now serves as a veterans' memorial by the non-profit Commemorative Air Force.

Jim Kimmel, one of the pilots of Sentimental Journey says his favorite part of his job is meeting the veterans.

"Listen to their stories. Some of them get a little teary-eyed. You've got to let them talk. And once they get over that, they appreciate coming out and seeing the airplane again then I put them to work. I put them in their positions that they used to fly in and I pull up a chair and a bottle of water and say start talking. And there's nothing finer than to hear it from a veteran," says Jim Kimmel, Pilot of "Sentimental Journey"

This B-17 Bomber will be on display for rides and tours at the Bismarck Airport through Monday.

For more information, visit www.azcaf.org.

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