World War II vet boards B-17 plane, this time for fun

World War II vet boards B-17 plane, this time for fun

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by WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 30 at 12:08 AM

CONCORD, N.C. – There was a  special plane ride Sunday for a local World War II veteran.

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Kris Chapman took his 89-year-old grandfather for a ride on a Memphis Belle.  The famous B-17 Bomber plane played a critical role in World War II.
   
It was at the Concord Airport for public tours this weekend. Dudley Brown actually flew in a B-17 during the war, and says being on board again brought back a flood of memories.
   
Brown served 33 missions for the 8th Air Force before receiving an honorable discharge.
 

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