B-17 returns to local skies

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DAYTON—More than 70 years after reporting for duty at Wright Field, an Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress lumbered over the skies of Dayton on Monday in a salute to history.

The restored aircraft, nicknamed the Madras Maiden, landed at Dayton International Airport, where the public will be able to see and fly aboard the World War II-era plane Saturday and Sunday.

With its engines rumbling, propellers spinning and gunners ports unmanned, the old bomber flew around downtown Dayton and near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on a return flight.

Read the story in the Dayton Daily News.