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WWII B-17 Vet Memorialized at Welcome Center
July 21, 2018 - EAA is remembering World War II veteran Doug Ward, EAA 285865, with a new memorial at the EAA AirVenture Welcome Center, where Doug used to volunteer every year. Doug was a B-17 ball turret gunner with the 305th Bomb Group and flew 32 missions over Europe. For a number of years, Doug volunteered in the Welcome Center selling B-17 rides and inspiring countless people with his wartime stories. He died last winter.