Florida World War II fliers honor reunion tradition for last time

For 72 years, the members of World War II era Squadron 451 honored a unique reunion tradition. On Wednesday, they did it for the last time.

By Holly Gregory, Anchor/Reporter
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 05, 2017


Final two WWII squad members share solemn toast to fallen comrades
FOX 13 News – Tampa Bay

Published on Apr 6, 2017

They had their first reunion in Chicago in 1946. Now, more than 70 reunions later, two veterans of the 451st Bomber Squadron met again — this time at an Applebee’s in Bradenton, Florida.

It took some doing to cut open the box that was sealed nearly 50 years ago, but they did it. Then they poured shots for family members and other customers in the restaurant.

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