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WWII bomber at airport

A plane that flew combat missions during World War II has landed at Penticton Regional Airport.

During this entire week, the public is invited to view the B-25 Maid in the Shade, or even hop aboard for a ride.

The Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force brought the plane to Penticton, as a part of a summer tour, said pilot Spike McLane.

"We travel around the country to remind the public and all the young people of the sacrifices that were made during World War II," he said.

So far the plane, that flew the missions over Italy between Nov. 4 and Dec. 31, 1944, has visited Alberta and Cranbrook, with another stop slated for Victoria.

Tours of the plane are for a small donation. A ride on the plane costs $395 for the aft section and $650 for the front with the pilots.

More information is available at www.azcaf.org.

 

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