History on display

RAIN, AND WE'VE ALSO GOT ANOTHER CHANCE AT SOME MORE AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTH OF I-10 THIS EVENING BRINGING LOTS OF WIND AND HAIL, BUT NOW WE'RE LEFT WITH A LOT OF RAINFALL WHERE FORCE HIGH SKY WING DISPLAYING A VERY SPECIAL PLANE... THE NORTH AMERICAN B-25 MITCHELL -- A WORLD WAR TWO BOMBER,--ON DISPLAY THIS WEEK.... BIG 2'S JUYEON KIM SPOKE TO VETERANS ABOUT ITS SIGNIFICANCE... "'MAID IN THE SHADE' IS JUST ONE OF MANY HISTORICAL PLANES HERE AT THE MUSEUM. THOSE WHO WORK CLOSELY WITH THEM, HAVE SHARED WITH ME THEIR STORIES FOR HELPING PRESERVE HISTORY." "THE REASON WE WANT TO PRESERVE AND TEACH HISTORY IS SO THAT WE DON'T REPEAT IT." FOR MARC LUDWIG... REMEMBERING HISTORY... IS PERSONAL. "AFTER WE WERE IN THE AIR, IT DAWNED ON ME YOU KNOW, MY DAD USED TO FLY IN ONE OF THESE... 75 YEARS AGO. SO YEAH, IT'S REALLY SOMETHING." GROWING UP... LUDWIG WAS FASCINATED BY HIS FATHER'S -- STORIES OF WAR. "WE'D SIT ON THE PATIO WITH FRIENDS AND HE'D HAVE A BEER AND START TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE EXPERIENCES THAT HE HAD.

IT WAS AMAZING." HE LATER WENT ONTO SERVE HIMSELF. AND TO KEEP LEGACIES ALIVE... LUDWIG BECAME A PART OF THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE... "THEY KNEW THEY WERE GOING INTO BATTLE, THEY KNEW THEY COULD DIE, BUT THEY WENT IN ANYWAY. WE JUST OWE THEM A GREAT DEBT AND GRATITUDE, SO WE JUST TRY TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC SO THAT THEY CAN REMEMBER WHAT THOSE BOYS DID FOR US." AND FOR STEVE BOLIN... BEING A PART OF THE MUSEUM... MAKES HIM FEEL LIKE A PART OF HISTORY. "THE OLDER AIRPLANES, YOU ACTUALLY FEEL THE PART THAT YOU'RE WITH IT AND IT'S A LIVING, BREATHING MACHINE." 'MAID IN THE SHADE'... A WWII B-25 BOMBER... WAS THE ONLY ONE TO MAKE IT BACK FROM WAR... AMONG THREE OTHERS. ROLAND SMITH IS IN CHARGE OF MAKING SURE THIS BEAUTY... IS WORKING PROPERLY. "THE BIGGER THING ABOUT THE PLANE IS WHAT IT REPRESENTS TO ALL THE VETERANS THAT ARE STILL ALIVE. SO THE STORIES YOU HEAR FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE MOVED BY THIS AIRCRAFT AND OUR EFFORTS TO KEEP IT FLYING AND RUNNING ARE REALLY PRETTY REWARDING, IT'S NEVER REALLY SOMETHING I HAD CONSIDERED." "WE MUST PRESERVE AS TO NOT REPEAT. A POWERFUL SENTIMENT SHARED AMONG THOSE HERE TODAY. REPORTING IN MIDLAND, I'M JUYEON KIM, BIG 2 NEWS." KATIE GOOD NEWS OUT OF FORT STOCKTON-- JESSICA ELKINS HAS NOW BEEN FOUND... THAT'S ACCORDING TO .

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