The volunteers gather in Winnipeg for the Sentimental Journey
CAF Loadmaster Shelby embraces RCAF WWII veterans Archie Londry and Reg Forbes
while Webmaster Bill Hillman pops up for a photo bomb.
The Commemorative Air Force B-17 Sentimental Journey ready for boarding on the tarmac
The CATP Museum Volunteers and the CAF Loadmaster
Gordon Stevenson, Reg Forbes, Archie Londry, Jack Lee,
Shirley McManes, David Jenkins and Bill Hillman
Bill Hillman gives Betty Grable a get-on-board lift
A fine example of WWII Bomber Nose Art
The B-17 Tail Gunner lends protection from the rear
A major force behind the coming to fruition of the 2015 BCATP WWII Air Show: John McNarry and his wife Jan.
The McNarrys ferried the volunteers to Winnipeg and many of the CAF crew back to Brandon.
In the background is the CAF B-25 Mitchell Bomber undergoing maintenance.
Start the engines
Strapped in for take-off in the aircraft mid-section
Views from the Radio Operator Compartment
* Above the compartment is the operator's .50 caliber machine gun.
* Under the floor of the radio room compartment is a large camera used to take photos of the bomb run.
Bill Hillman monitoring communications at the Radio Operator's desk
and taking photos from the his port-side window.
The Sentimental Journey takes to the air
Shirley McManes enjoying the take-off experience
On our way - Westward Bound
Gordon Stevenson marvelling at the prairie landscape passing by below
A prairie town in the sights
Bomber flight a sentimental experience :: Brandon Sun 2015.07.07
Reprinted in Airmuseum 2015 News Section
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