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Widow of B-24 pilot takes ride to experience 'quirky' airplane

from Akron Beacon Journal

Frances Rohrich got the chance of a lifetime when she and her daughter, Janis Seward, took a ride in the World War II-era B-24 Liberator plane that spent most of its time recently at Akron Fulton International Airport. Rohrich's husband, Eugene, piloted the same planes in the Pacific Theater, and although the B-24 was designed to serve as a bomber, his particular plane was responsible for taking aerial photos of the terrain. "He didn't talk about his missions ever," Seward said. "However, he did talk about flying that plane and how fascinating he found it, how hard it was to fly and how cramped he found it." more


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