B17 makes a stop in Tulsa


Monday, June 16th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


It's a flying fortress that once ruled the skies during World War II. Monday, the B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" made a stop in Tulsa.

It's all part of the "Road to Kitty Hawk" tour that commemorates 100 years of manned flight. It's also an effort to educate the public on an important piece of history, while honoring those who fought for our country in World War II.

Charles Harris, EAA chairman, "There were 12,700 of these machines built and only 12 remain flying in the world, carried the bombing air war in England in World War II."

Warren Nelson, former B17 flight engineer, "We had the nose blown of the plane, the tail blown off, 147 holes in it, made it back to England. That plane will fly, get you there and get you back home."

That B-17 will be on display until Sunday at Jones Riverside Airport in south Tulsa. There will be ground tours and special flights.