WWII B-17 waist gunner flies again
Roy Shenkel is a veteran of World War II, where he served as a waist gunner aboard a Boeing B-17.
Shenkel had not flown in a B-17 since April 6, 1944, when he was forced to eject from the plane as it was going down over Yugoslavia.
On Saturday, the 93-year-old Shawnee resident took to the skies again — this time aboard the Liberty Foundation’s B-17 Madras Maiden.
The foundation flew the plane into Wheeler Downtown Airport to get it ready for this weekend as part of its 2017 Salute to Veterans Tour.