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‘Memphis Belle’ comes to Sacramento

If you’ve ever wanted to take a peek into the past, and witness a major world war without actually enlisting in the service, now may be your chance. No, we’re not talking about time-travel here, although the experience may cause you to feel like you’re in another decade.

The WWII Boeing B-17, “Memphis Belle,” is coming to Sacramento for the Liberty Foundation’s 2013 Salute to Veterans tour, and the event is open to the public. People in attendance will be able to learn about WWII and the roles the various aircraft and veterans played during that time.

“Memphis Belle” may look like it came straight out of a museum, but the aircraft is actually still completely functional. Local WWII B-17 veterans will be at the event, giving ground tours of the aircraft and providing a hands-on history lesson. For the ultimate experience, dedicated history buffs can register ahead of time and pay $450 to go on a flight in the B-17 and get a unique view of our city’s landscape.

We’ve all heard the war stories, but this is an opportunity to experience a bomber plane from WWII up close and in person. The tour comes to the Mather Field Airport in Sacramento on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th-28th.  

(video courtesy of Capital Public Radio)

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