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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The Movie "Memphis Belle", a restored WWII B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber sits on the ramp at Concord Regional Airport this week. Public flights and ground tours will be available on September 28-29. Sixty eight years ago these aircraft flew from bases far from home during World War II. The Liberty Foundation B-17 mission is to educate people about the courageous WWII veterans, and remember those brave aircrew who never made it home. "Memphis Belle" is a living museum, our heritage not in mothballs or the pages of a dusty book, but real life, in three dimensions, here and now.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The Movie "Memphis Belle", a restored WWII B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber sits on the ramp at Concord Regional Airport this week. Public flights and ground tours will be available on September 28-29. Sixty eight years ago these aircraft flew from bases far from home during World War II. The Liberty Foundation B-17 mission is to educate people about the courageous WWII veterans, and remember those brave aircrew who never made it home. "Memphis Belle" is a living museum, our heritage not in mothballs or the pages of a dusty book, but real life, in three dimensions, here and now.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The Movie "Memphis Belle", a restored WWII B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber sits on the ramp at Concord Regional Airport this week. Public flights and ground tours will be available on September 28-29. Sixty eight years ago these aircraft flew from bases far from home during World War II. The Liberty Foundation B-17 mission is to educate people about the courageous WWII veterans, and remember those brave aircrew who never made it home. "Memphis Belle" is a living museum, our heritage not in mothballs or the pages of a dusty book, but real life, in three dimensions, here and now.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The Movie "Memphis Belle", a restored WWII B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber sits on the ramp at Concord Regional Airport this week. Public flights and ground tours will be available on September 28-29. Sixty eight years ago these aircraft flew from bases far from home during World War II. The Liberty Foundation B-17 mission is to educate people about the courageous WWII veterans, and remember those brave aircrew who never made it home. "Memphis Belle" is a living museum, our heritage not in mothballs or the pages of a dusty book, but real life, in three dimensions, here and now.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The radio room of the B-17. The door leads to the bomb bay, and the cockpit.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Four Pratt and Whitney engines and massive wings carry the Flying Fortress aloft.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    WBT radio journalist Jim Barroll hangs onto his hat while taking pictures from the open "back porch" of the B-17 Flying Fortress.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The view from the radio operators gun position, the back porch, of the B-17 in flight over Concord.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Four Pratt and Whitney engines and massive wings carry the Flying Fortress aloft.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The waist gunner position of the B-17.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Pilots John Shuttleworth (left) and Brian Wyatt (right) fly the Fortress for the Liberty Foundation.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The front office of the Flying Fortress, where the bombardier aimed the plane and it's deadly cargo.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The Norden bombsight looks down on Lake Norman.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Four Pratt and Whitney engines and massive wings carry the Flying Fortress aloft.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Charles Mills, 91, flew 41 missions as a flight engineer and top turret gunner in 492nd Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force in World War II, takes his first ride in a Flying Fortrress in 65 years.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    The Movie "Memphis Belle", a restored WWII B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber lands at Concord Regional Airport this week.
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