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Marion Co. veteran flies on same bomber he served on in WWII

World War II veteran Howard Bennett (4th from right) poses with fellow members of the American Legion Post 90 before his flight on a B-24 Liberator Wednesday. Source: WDAM World War II veteran Howard Bennett (4th from right) poses with fellow members of the American Legion Post 90 before his flight on a B-24 Liberator Wednesday. Source: WDAM
Gulfport, MS (WDAM) -

On Wednesday, a Marion County World War II veteran took a special flight on the same type of airplane he served on seven decades ago.

Howard Bennett flew from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport to New Iberia, Louisiana, on a B-24 Liberator bomber.

The plane was part of the Wings of Freedom Tour that made a stopover in Mississippi this week.

Bennett was a nose gunner on a B-24 and flew 30 missions over Germany before going home.

Wednesday's flight was his first on a B-24 in 72 years. 

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