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WWII aircraft “Maid in the Shade” still inspires

Dear Editor,
I was pleased to read the article in the Great Bend Tribune about the vintage B-25 World War II bomber aircraft “Maid In The Shade”, which made a visit to Great Bend. My late father John William “Bill” Marples and his sister Ina Marples (my late aunt) both worked at Boeing-Wichita during World War II. My Dad was a sheet-metal supervisor, being in-charge of over 500 men at one time, and my aunt was a proverbial “Rosie-the-Riveter”. My dad and aunt primarily worked on building B-17s and B-29 bombers, but they saw a few B-25s come in for ...

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