A Reporter's Journey To Find The B-17 Her Grandfather Flew In WWII
The B-17 has been called the plane that won World War II. Thousands upon thousands of these planes blackened the skies over Germany and France during the war, and thousands of young men risked their lives in the planes to drop bombs that obliterated whole towns in Nazi-controlled Europe.
Ashley Ahearn’s grandfather was one of those men. Her family is from the Boston area, but she’s now a reporter for Here & Now contributor KUOW in Seattle, which, it turns out, is where her grandfather’s B17 was built.
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- Ashley Ahearn, environment reporter at KUOW and part of the multimedia collaborative project EarthFix. She tweets @aahearn.
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