WWII veterans fly in WWII planes ahead of 2016 Heavy Bomber Air Show in Janesville

Published: Jul. 21, 2016 at 5:59 PM CDT
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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WIFR) – A one of a kind plane lands in Janesville and veterans are getting to look back on their battles from World War II.

The 2016 Heavy Bomber Air Show is showing off the planes that flew and giving us a chance to see some pretty unique aircrafts.

Before the gates open on Friday, July 22, for the air show, veterans and their families had a chance to fly in planes they fought in back in WWII.

The B-29, E-17, and C-45 aircrafts were all on the runway at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport and for veterans like 93-year-old Bob Carlson, being able to fly once again in the planes he flew during WWII was a special experience.

"I had the privilege of putting the wing tip down over my church and rode around three towns, pulled the props up and down and made a lot of noise. Nobody saw me,” said Carlson.

The planes will be open to the public to view from Friday to Sunday.