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Photos: WWII veteran pilot returns to the skies

Published: Friday, July 3 2015 4:56 a.m. MDT

WWII bomber pilot M. Keith Richardson, 89 is all smiles as he gives a thumbs up before heading out in a 1941 PT-17 plane.  Richardson hadn't flown in 60 years and was able to fly this one once in the air. This PT-17 is similar to one that he trained in during the war. Commemorative Air Force pilot Tim Lapage at right. The Warbird Warriors Foundation arranged for Richardson's flight as part of a fundraising event to restore a newly-donated Lockheed Harpoon bomber. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News) WWII bomber pilot M. Keith Richardson, 89 is all smiles as he gives a thumbs up before heading out in a 1941 PT-17 plane. Richardson hadn't flown in 60 years and was able to fly this one once in the air. This PT-17 is similar to one that he trained in during the war. Commemorative Air Force pilot Tim Lapage at right. The Warbird Warriors Foundation arranged for Richardson's flight as part of a fundraising event to restore a newly-donated Lockheed Harpoon bomber. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News)

Commemorative Air Force pilot Tim LaPage took WWII bomber pilot M. Keith Richardson up in a 1941 PT-17 which is similar to one Richardson trained in during the war.

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