Rob Paley, right, 100th Air Refueling Wing historian, interviews one of his heroes, John “Lucky” Luckadoo, retired captain and B-17 Flying Fortress command pilot at Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, during World War II, at the 100th Bomb Group reunion in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 28, 2021. Luckadoo, 99, was part of the first crew of the 100th BG to finish a tour of 25 missions. He was one of seven World War II veterans who attended the reunion, which drew an audience of almost 300 people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)
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