The Bomber, the B-17G, that has sat on this spot since 1947 is slowly falling apart. At one time there was a gas station underneath its belly and people flocked to see the old WWII plane. Now it is the home of flocks of birds, rust and decay. Parts of the plane are now either damaged or missing. The nose of the plane is in storage so that it can be restored, but the owners of the plane can’t find suitable and affordable storage for the rest of the plane.
The family still hopes to restore the plane, named the Lacey Lady, and once again see it in the sky. But they need to raise money. They also own the restaurant that sits behind the plane and the next-door museum dedicated to preserving war-time memorabilia. You can see the nose of the plane in the museum.
A non-profit organization, the Wings of Freedom Project, has been set up to help fund the project. However, it will be years before this plane can be returned to its former glory.
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