EAA Ultralight Chapter 75

North Central Wisconsin Lite Flyers

EAA B-17 Flying Fortress visits Wausau
published 2009 July

The Aluminum Overcast B17 Bomber was in Wausau June 26-28. Emotions ran on all sides of the spectrum. Veterans, families and dear friends that lost loved ones for our freedom had stories to share, reminisce, or just paid tribute to the B17 aircraft. The sound of the four 1,000 Shaft HP starting up, and shutting down after a flight thru the Wisconsin green pastures was incredible. The six person crew (George, Tony, Paul, Shad, David, and Pam) were volunteers from many different states. We all enjoyed their shared knowledge of the B17 and many new friendships were made. The crew even experienced a real Wisconsin Fish Fry Friday evening after all the work was done. Thank you to all the 640 and UL 75 volunteers who helped, stopped by to say hi, or jumped in when we needed additional help. You all made the event a huge success. 
Steve Kruege

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