Bombers Bring Back Memories
Wings of Freedom
Northwest resident Al Arreola readies his camera prior to a flight on a B-17 as part of the Wings of Freedom tour in Marana last week. Arreola was a ball turret gunner, which it just beyond the opening past his feet, on the B-17 during WWII.
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Al Arreola looks out through an open canopy in the radio room on the B-17 as it takes of from Casa Grande for a 20-minute flight to Marana. Arreola hadnÕt flown in a B-17 since his 35th mission during WWII.
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Interstate 10 lines the path for a B-17, as viewed from the bombardier position at the nose of the aircraft.
Wings of Freedom 4
The B-17 Bomber sits at the Marana Regional Airport after the veterans’ flights on Friday.
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The view looking out from an opening aboard a B-17 during a flight from Casa Grande to Marana as part of the Wings of Freedom tour.
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Northwest resident Al Arreola hugs family friend Lee Fry after his flight on a B-17.
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