B-17 Bomber In Town
A nearly 70 year old shell, with timeless memories buried inside.
Today a B-17 bomber from World War II made its way to Yakima, something that brought tears to the eyes of J Lee Tobey - a World War II veteran.
"Just memories lots of memories, and they are WWII memories of course. I got outta high school and Uncle Sam was waiting for me," says Tobey.
Dozens of people took pictures and came out to see one of the most iconic aircraft's ever made..
"Its a very unique airplane, I couldn't help but think compared to many other aircraft's that come into Yakima, it's a very large aircraft but it also carries a very distinctive part of our history," says Rich Rowland.
The bomber, built in 1944 could hold thirteen machine guns, a 10 person crew and could carry 8 thousand pounds of bombs.
It was built to survive heavy damage, and was known as a very rugged aircraft.
The lucky few who had the chance take a ride today, barely had words to describe the experience.
"Exciting this is just a real thrill to me," says Jeanne Emhoff.
"Seeing everybody from down below," says Drew Gunderson.
While many were creating new memories riding aboard the heavy bomber- J Lee Tobey will always remember the ones he already has from years of service..
"I remember lot of B-17s and 29s , cuz I was that era. Brings back goosepimples, tears."