Last flight on the Liberator: Warbird takes vet on final flight

Walter Hushak, 94, of Southington, an Army veteran and former B-24 pilot, mans the controls as he sits in the cockpit for his last flight on a B-24 Liberator during the Wings of Freedom tour stop at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Oxford on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Photos by BILL SHETTLE

Hushak and his daughter, Maureen Murphy, walk together after the flight. The weekend tour marked 25 years that Hushak has been organizing and promoting the event.

Hushak takes the waist gunner’s position on the B-24 aircraft during the Colling’s Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour.

Hushak, looks out from a gun position on board the B-24 aircraft.

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