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94-year-old checks off B-17 on bucket list

...94-year-old's attitude toward life.On May 20, Rahoi scratched off another accomplishment on his bucket list - flying a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber as he did as an Army Air Corps pilot during World War II."It was one helluva an experience...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-09/94-year-old-checks-b-17-bucket-list
State
Cal Worthington, car dealer famed for TV ads, dies at 92

...dealerships in five states, according to a family statement.Born Nov. 27, 1920, Worthington joined the Army and became a B-17 bomber pilot, flying 29 missions over Germany and earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and other honors.After the war...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-10/cal-worthington-car-dealer-famed-tv-ads
State
WWII vet reminisces, shares legacy

...Soon after enlisting, he was made a plane commander of the B-17, his favorite plane. He was 20.He's had memorable experiences...experience."He has also flown the Memphis Bell, the first B-17 to complete 25 missions over Germany, and he has recovered...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-16/wwii-vet-reminisces-shares-legacy
State
Chance to relive history

Right, a restored B-17 "Nine-O-Nine" makes its final approach to Juneau International airport Monday. The B-17 and another World War II aircraft, a B-24 "Dragon and His Tail...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071001/Loc_History.shtml
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Around Town

...30 a.m.-8 p.m., Juneau Airport. There will be a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator on display. Details...30 a.m.-8 p.m., Juneau Airport. There will be a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator on display. Details...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070901/Loc_AT.shtml
Local
Around Town

Today Wings of Freedom Tour, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Juneau Airport. There will be a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator on display. Details: Patty, 789-7821. Quilting Resource Center, 12-4 p.m...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071001/Loc_AT.shtml
Local
Civil discourse on the road

It probably won't make any difference, but Janet Kussart's My Turn in last Friday's Empire (Fe.b 17) just begs for a response. Her essay is a good an example of the decline of civility in public discourse. In essence, she says...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022106/let_20060221003.shtml
Opinion
Taking a look - or ride - in a WWII plane

...American defend its freedom. On Monday, two historic World War II planes will arrive at the Juneau Airport. The planes, a B-17 Flying Fortress called ``Nine-O-Nine'' and a fully-restored B-24 Liberator dubbed ``The Dragon and His Tail...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070200/Loc_bomber.html
Local
Historic planes make SE stops

...Wings of Freedom tour will bring two authentic World War II planes to town Sunday, their second visit in two years. The B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator will be available for tours through July 11. "Last year, people were slow to find...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070601/Loc_Planes.shtml
Local
Native American Heritage Month Eunic Akagi

...Positions: Past president and life member Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, life member Alaska Native Sisterhood, B-17 riveter at Boeing in World War II. Hobbies: Singing, reminiscing with people about the old cannery days in Alaska, Tlingit...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111609/loc_517185304.shtml

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