EUGENE, Ore. -- One of only 12 B-17s that can still fly was in Eugene Saturday, flying over many of our heads as it took off from Eugene Airport to give other locals a ride.
The Liberty Belle is what organizers call a "flying museum," and a great way to pay tribute to Americans who fought overseas during the war.
On Saturday The Liberty Foundation offered public flights aboard this historic plane. Crowds of people both young and old watched the plane take off and land at the Eugene Airport.
For a fee, the public received a 30-minute ride in the aircraft. After scheduled flights, organizers offered a tour of the entire plane for free.
The Liberty Belle is scheduled to leave Eugene Saturday and head to Medford for more tours.