B-17 bomber crew will honor aviator during D-Day Anniversary event

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. —  A piece of WWII history is coming to Evansville to honor those who served the country on one of the most important days in military history.

In honor of the anniversary of D-Day, a B-17G Texas Raiders bomber that flew more than a hundred missions over Europe will be flying into Evansville on Monday afternoon.

The four-day event hosted by the Evansville Wartime Museum also begins on Monday.

Roanoke, Virginia native Allen G. Sanderson was 20 when he joined the Army Air Corps in 1942. He became an officer and a pilot, and flew a 118 missions over Europe.

Sanderson, who flew over the battlefield on D-Day in 1944, will be a Guest of Honor in the cockpit, before the aircraft is open for tours.

The public is invited to enjoy an onboard tour, or see Evansville from the sky in the B-17.

Admission for on-board tours of the aircraft is $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 12. 

Tours will be conducted from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, and from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

B-17 flights start at $475. 

Those who wish to fly can call 1-855-359-2217.  

The Evansville Wartime Museum is located at 7503 Petersburg Road in Evansville.

For more information about the Commemorative Air Force, click here.

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 (This story was originally published on June 3, 2019)

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