The engines of the Mighty Eighth will soon be heard in the skies above Punta Gorda when one of the bombers that helped bring the Axis to its knees arrives in Southwest Florida for the 34th annual Florida International Air Show.
The restored B-17 Flying Fortress bomber was scheduled to land at Punta Gorda Airport on Wednesday from its home outside of Houston. The flying museum will be available for tours at the airport, and a limited number of individuals will actually get to fly in the historic bomber.
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