VE Day 75th Anniversary Historic Aircraft Flyover in Arizona

Ranger Rick

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Rick
Today marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, and the Arizona Commemorative Air Force, based at historic Falcon Field, staged a flyover consisting of a B-17 "Flying Fortress", a B-25 Mitchell and a C-47 Skytrain. The flight took off from Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ, where the aircraft museum is based, and which was the site of a major training center for RAF pilots in WWII. The flight flew over the Mesa Cemetery to honor the 24 RAF pilots killed during training and buried there, then over the Phoenix metropolitan area, including the USS Arizona monument. It was an impressive and moving sight. Would that the spirit and grit of those days were still around today...

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