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

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

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.