Wings of Freedom: Preserving WWII history

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 9:14 AM

They were instrumental in helping the US win World War Two, but afterward, many of them were scrapped. A push is underway to restore and preserve the few military planes from that era- a flying tribute to the men and women who built them- and the crews who risked their lives in the name of freedom.

This weekend, a group of World War Two planes flies into Everett as part of the "Wings of Freedom" tour. George Kuchenbecker, a B-24 Tailgunner during WWII, joined Margaret to talk about his experience during the war and as part of the tour; and to share the importance of restoring and preserving this crucial piece of WWII history.

The "Wings of Freedom" Tour lands at Paine Field in Everett and at the Flying Heritage Museum from June 17 - 19. It will then move to Boeing Field in Seattle June 24 - 26. For more information about the "Wings of Freedom" tour, please click here.

 

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