Michael Curtis talks with Dave Biddlecombe of Huron, Ohio whose father was a gunner on a B-17 bomber like the Liberty Belle behind them.
Leonard Kettel of Huron handles the machine gun on the plane, which the public can tour at Griffing Sandusky Airport through today.
From tomorrow through Sunday, the plane one of only 14 B-17s still flying will be at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port clinton for public flights.
Cost is $395 for members of the Liberty Foundation, which owns and maintains the plane, or $430 for nonmembers.
Reg liberty12p blade photo by herral long jujly 12 2006 Leonard Kettel of Huron checks out machine gun on the b 17 Summary: The Liberty Belle WWII B-17 Bomber is on the ground for public tours..want shots of the plane with people looking at it... (last week, we went up in aplane with a reporter - so want something different,but to let people know the plane is here to see and fly in later in the week) Sandusky Monday-Wednesday (then to Port CLinton for public flights the rest of the week and weekend) ______
Passengers can join up for $40 andget the discount for family and friends.
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