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Former WWII bomber pilot takes flight on a B-25 bomber in Honolulu

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                                Former U.S. Army B-25 bomber pilot Col. Jack DeTour flashed a shaka while sitting inside the gunner’s turret of the B-25 Mitchell “Old Glory” prior to a flight last week. DeTour, 97, piloted B-25 bombers during World War II and is a Hawaii resident.

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    Former U.S. Army B-25 bomber pilot Col. Jack DeTour flashed a shaka while sitting inside the gunner’s turret of the B-25 Mitchell “Old Glory” prior to a flight last week. DeTour, 97, piloted B-25 bombers during World War II and is a Hawaii resident.

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                                Above, “Old Glory” touched down with DeTour as a passenger.

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    Above, “Old Glory” touched down with DeTour as a passenger.

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                                Former WWII B-25 bomber pilot Col. Jack DeTour took a flight around Oahu in the B-25 Mitchell “Old Glory.”

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    Former WWII B-25 bomber pilot Col. Jack DeTour took a flight around Oahu in the B-25 Mitchell “Old Glory.”

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                                Former WWII B-25 bomber pilot Col. Jack DeTour walked around B-25 Mitchell “Old Glory” prior to the flight last week.

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    Former WWII B-25 bomber pilot Col. Jack DeTour walked around B-25 Mitchell “Old Glory” prior to the flight last week.

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                                Above, Col. Jack DeTour shook hands with B-25 aircraft mechanic Andres Morales.

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    Above, Col. Jack DeTour shook hands with B-25 aircraft mechanic Andres Morales.

In the war in the Pacific, Jack DeTour used to fly B-25 bombers on missions in which his aircraft would sometimes come back with extra parts. Read more

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