Mechanic flies vintage B-17 over Boonton HS 'Bombers'
from Parsippany Daily Record
Many Morris County, New Jersey, residents may have been shocked to see a B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber circling the skies over Boonton. But there was no need to duck and cover, says Al Cianella, a proud 1967 alumnus of Boonton High School who arranged for the vintage World War II-era aircraft to fly over his alma mater as a treat for his beloved Boonton Bombers. A retired heavy-equipment mechanic, Navy veteran and self-described "aviation nut," Cianella said the idea came to him last year after he saw a restored B-17 fly over a valley in Stewartsville, where he now lives.
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