WWII aircraft drop in to local airport

Published June 22, 2018 / by Steve Berentson

The rumble of World War II airplanes resonated at Bayview Airport June 20-22, as a group of three rare historic aircraft were available to the public. Ground tours and a handful of flights were available in three bombers: the four-engine B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24J Liberator, and the twin-engine B-25 Mitchell. The planes are part of the national “Wings of Freedom Tour” sponsored by the non-profit Collings Foundation.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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