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Tuskegee Airman Jim Sheppard at Biddeford Municipal Airport
Date: 9/24/2011 Album ID: 1328885
Photos by Gabe Souza
Jim Sheppard, 87, of Portland, one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airman, got a chance to see and ride in a Tuskegee Airman Redtail P-51 Mustang, a plane just like he last flew during combat in 1945. Chris Griffith, founder of Texas Flying Legends, arranged for the plane to be flown into Biddeford Municipal Airport as a surprise for Sheppard.
Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Photographed on Saturday, September 24, 2011...Jim Sheppard, 87, of South Portland, checks out a Tuskegee Airman Redtail P-51 Mustang at Biddeford Municipal Airport Saturday afternoon, September 24, 2011. Chris Griffith, founder of Texas Flying Legends, arranged for the plane to be flown in as a surprise for Sheppard.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Photographed on Saturday, September 24, 2011...Jim Sheppard, 87, of South Portland, one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airman, got a chance to ride in a Tuskegee Airman Redtail P-51 Mustang, a plane just like he last flew during combat in 1945. Piloting was Alan Miller of Texas Flying Legends, the nonprofit group that arranged for the plane to be flown into Biddeford Municipal Airport as a surprise for Sheppard.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Photographed on Saturday, September 24, 2011...Jim Sheppard, 87, of South Portland, one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airman, shakes hands with Doug Rozendaal as he steps out of a Tuskegee Airman Redtail P-51 Mustang, a plane just like Sheppard flew during combat in 1945. Chris Griffith, founder of Texas Flying Legends, arranged for the plane to be flown into Biddeford Municipal Airport as a surprise for Sheppard.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Photographed on Saturday, September 24, 2011...Jim Sheppard, 87, of South Portland, one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airman, got a chance to see and ride in a Tuskegee Airman Redtail P-51 Mustang, a plane just like he last flew during combat in 1945. Chris Griffith, founder of Texas Flying Legends, arranged for the plane to be flown into Biddeford Municipal Airport as a surprise for Sheppard.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: A Tuskegee Airman Redtail P-51 Mustang flew into Biddeford Municipal Airport Saturday afternoon, September 24, 2011, as a surprise for 87-year-old Jim Sheppard of South Portland, one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airman.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Photographed on Saturday, September 24, 2011...Jim Sheppard, 87, of South Portland, adjusts a headset onto his face inside the cockpit of a Tuskegee Airman Redtail P-51 Mustang, a plane just like he last flew during combat in 1945. Chris Griffith, founder of Texas Flying Legends, arranged for the plane to be flown into Biddeford Municipal Airport as a surprise for Sheppard.
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