2022: Dick Nelms flight aboard Sentimental Journey

On a beautiful sunny day, Mike Garrett and the CAF crew that tours the B-17G 44-83514 Sentimental Journey invited 447th BG veteran Dick Nelms for a flight, departing from the Museum of Flight where Nelms is a docent, sharing experiences as a pilot at Rattlesden and flying Pandora’s Box. After the flight, Nelms — a spritely 99 years old at the time — signed inside the bomb bay of the Fortress. Six months later Nelms celebrated his 100th birthday at the museum.

447th BG veteran Dick Nelms flies aboard Sentimental Journey

Museum of Flight 2022