Relatives of a veteran get the chance of a lifetime
to take a flight in WWII bomber Diamond Lil
Widow of B-24 pilot takes ride to experience ‘quirky’ airplane
Published: June 22, 2014 - 09:12 PM
By Katie Nix
Beacon Journal staff writer
Janis Seward (left) of Akron and her mother Fran Rohrich, 90, sit in their seats on Diamond Lil, a World War II B-24 bomber at Akron-Fulton Airport Sunday in Akron. Rohrich's husband Eugene Rohrich flew a B-24 on reconnaissance missions during World War II and often talked of his experiences flying the plane. He died in 1994. Seward wanted her mother to have the experience of flying in the plane and treated her mother to the flight. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
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