WWII-era B-17 bomber in Connecticut crash has ties to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The historic World War II B-17 bomber that crashed in Connecticut, killing at least seven people, has ties to Eugene.

Jerry Ritter said he and his friend Don had volunteered as a ground crew members for the “Nine-O-Nine” B-17 since the early 90s and is heartbroken over the tragedy.

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