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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Friday, July 15, 2011

Missouri Aviation Historical Society Welcomes B-29 Pilot Ahead of "Fifi" Visit

Members of the Missouri Aviation Historical Society were awed by fellow member Dick Windler, former USAAF B-29 pilot who flew 35 missions over Japan, as he reflected on his experience as a USAAF bomber pilot.  After flying B-17s and B-24s in Europe, Mr. Windler flew B-29s during and after the allied bombing campaign against Japan.  His story is featured in the new book, B-29 Combat Missions, by Donald Nijboer and Steve Pace.   At 90 years young, Dick Windler is looking forward to visiting the only flying B-29, "Fifi," when it arrives in St. Louis next month.

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