Banner-News staff members Jamie Davis, Nichole Long and Aaron Morris will be heading toward South Arkansas Regional Airport in El Dorado shortly to board the Aluminum Overcast, a fully-restored B-17 World War II bomber! Look for photos from the flight later today on the Banner-News Blog, with the full story of what it’s like to be on board such an aircraft in tomorrow’s paper!
Banner-News reporter Lauren Martin will couple the story of the flight with the tale of a Magnolia man who served on a B-17 navigation crew during WWII . . . We don’t want to give away any details, but the story of his crash and capture during the war is definitely a page-turner!