Loveland WWII bomber pilot named Hero of the Month

LOVELAND, C.O. - You can tell how much Good Samaritan Society – Loveland Village David Landers thinks about World War II by his book shelf. It’s overstuffed with scrapbooks, filled with photographs and memories from his time at war.

“I knew flying is what I wanted to do,” Landers, 100, told FOX31.

At age 19, he left his Wyoming home and headed off to war, joining the Army Air Corps. Soon, he found himself behind the controls of a B-25 bomber, piloting a dozen bombing runs over the Pacific while stationed in Okinawa, preparing for a possible invasion of Japan. Thankfully he wasn’t injured.

“All we got was bullet holes in our plane,” he said.

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