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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 10:07 a.m.

From Spokane to Germany and back, the last flight of the B-17 Strictly GI

Effort to excavate the site of a downed B-17 in Germany connects to the family of a gunner from Spokane.


Doug Clark: Hug from father to son waited a lifetime

The father and child reunion took place Jan. 7 inside a modest apartment in Independence, Missouri. Richard A. Hodge, 72, a retired Spokane photographer, had come to finally meet the …


Huckleberries: ‘Stickman’ Oss flying high after fan’s generous donation

Stickman was aboard that vintage World War II B-17 that flew over Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday afternoon, thanks to a generous fan. A Vietnam War vet, Stickman (aka Norm Oss) …


‘Bloody Hundredth’ WWII bombardier’s life story compiled by brother

Bill Heath was barely 21 back in the fall of 1943 when he arrived at Thorpe Abbots airfield in southeastern England, a second lieutenant reporting for duty as a B-17 …


‘Memphis Belle’ on display at Felts Field

A restored Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is making Felts Field in east Spokane its base of operations this weekend for free viewing and paid flights. The aircraft is named “Memphis …


Flying fortress at felts

Bob Zeoli’s father, Alfred Zeoli, was a top turret gunner in a B-17 that went down over France during World War II. On Friday, Bob Zeoli got to ride in …


WWII B-17 bomber consumed by fire near Chicago

A B-17 bomber dating to World War II apparently made an emergency landing today in a cornfield outside Chicago before it was consumed by fire while the seven people aboard …


Factory that produced B-17s set for demolition, cleanup

SEATTLE — Step inside Boeing’s cavernous Plant 2 along East Marginal Way South — large enough to hold eight football fields — and it’s hard to imagine a pilot might …