Veterans watch B-17 “Madras Maiden” fly

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) — A restored World War II bomber is in town for tours this week, and local veterans got a chance to see her in action Tuesday.

The B-17 Flying Fortress “Madras Maiden” is at Hillsboro Airport for a limited time.

“It brings back a lot of memories, this old airplane,” WWII veteran and B-17 tail gunner Phil Azure said. “We flew over Germany, flew over there 35 times and we flew in formations. We shot at a few German airplanes and we got shot up several times.”

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