Picture of the B-17 after landing Thursday at Spirit of St. Louis Airport taxi off the runway.
Chesterfield, Mo. - Thursday, July 4th I had the privilege of standing on the tarmac with my grandpa as we watched one of the most famous planes from WWII, the B-17, land at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, where people had the opportunity to take a ride on a plane that played a pivotal role in defeating Hitler and the surrendering of Japan.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)'s (based in Oshkosh, WI) B-17 Aluminum Overcast is more than just an airplane. It is a living tribute to the brave individuals who served, sacrificed, and, in many cases, gave up their lives defending freedom during World War II. It is a connection to the past, the "Greatest Generation" who built and served heroically on these magnificent warbirds.