Rochester, N.Y. - A piece of World War II history will be here in rochester this week.
The "Memphis Belle" Boeing B-17 Bomber will be flown over Rochester's skies all week.
The Liberty Foundation is behind the program. Organizers hope the plane will serve as a teaching tool, and give people a feel of what it was like to be a World War II pilot.
"We're here basically to honor our veterans," said Keith Youngblood of the Liberty Foundation. "we try to bring it around to give people a little sense of World War II. Ten men would fly on these planes in negative 60 degree temperatures for eight hours, being shot at, wearing oxygen masks and thick heated suits, quite brutal conditions."
On Saturday, public tours and flights will be offered at the U.S. Airport Flight Support fixed-base operator for the Greater Rochester International Airport at 1265 Scottsville Road from 10am until 5pm. For more information, or to schedule a flight, click here.