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WWII Plane Wraps Up Visit to LaPorte

(LaPorte, IN) - A plane from World War has wrapped up its visit to LaPorte.


The B-17 bomber was here for nearly a week offering tours and rides until late Sunday afternoon.


The plane built in 1944 is operated by commercial airline pilots like Len Root.


Root of Ft. Worth, Texas says flying the old war bird is really something to write home about mostly from the history represented by the plane and lack of modern technology on it. 


The plane belongs to the Commemorative Air Force branch out of Arizona, a group of volunteers trying to keep alive what veterans on high risk missions with the plane went through during World War II.


Many of the pilots and other servicemen on those missions did not make it home from being shot down on those deployments.

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