99-Year-Old George Lusko crossed the last item off his bucket list after getting a ride in his favorite plane, a WWII era B-25 bomber.
Lusko was an anti-aircraft spotter for the US Army and specialized in distinguishing between enemy planes from American aircrafts.
“I was great at identifying them, from enemy to American. I used to have to teach classes on how to distinguish the American planes from the Japanese ones,” Lusko said.
While on a trip to the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, Michigan, Lusko pointed out the B-25 bomber and told his senior living workers that he’d be able to die happy if he ever got to ride in one.
Lusko was then surprised to hear the news that he would indeed be getting a ride in a B-25. “I didn’t expect anything like this. This is quite a surprise, you know,” he said. “Look, I’ve done nothing better than what other people might have done. I can’t understand why they’re honoring me.”
Take a look at George Lusko’s dream day in the video below!
The B-25 bomber was used by the US during WWII exclusively in the Pacific theater with much success, including the famous 1942 Doolittle Raid on mainland Japan. It even saw use as a gunship and was fitted with a 75mm gun straight off an M4 tank, one of the largest guns ever to be fitted to an aircraft.
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