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WWII B-17 returns to Cincinnati

The Aluminum Overcast. (Provided) The Aluminum Overcast. (Provided)
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A restored plane from World War II will return to Cincinnati this weekend for public viewing.

The Aluminum Overcast, a B-17G Flying Fortress, will be hosted by the Cincinnati Warbirds at Lunken Airport.

The plane is special because it is one of about 12 B-17 bombers still capable of flying the skies. Almost 13,000 of them were made during the course of World War II.

Historians say B-17s were used in missions lasting up to eight hours with crews of 10 taking it into enemy territories.

The Aluminum Overcast is now a traveling museum drawing large crowds to marvel at its monumental place in history. See it this weekend at Lunken Air Days. Details here.

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