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Monday, May 5, 2014

"The Movie" Memphis Belle flies over Seattle

The wind blows through the hair of 89-year-old Ted Gary, of Des Moines, as he stands in the open air of a B-17 Flying Fortress as it flies over downtown Seattle May 5, 2014. Gary was a tailgunner on the B-17 "Snell's Snails" in WWII, serving with the 493rd, 861st Squadron based in England. On Monday he had an opportunity to fly a B-17 again as part of the Liberty Foundation's Salute to Veterans, flying aboard "The Movie" Memphis Belle.

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