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Stranger treats Oklahoma City veteran to dream flight in B-29

Veteran Albert Wheeler, 88, was grateful Saturday after a Shawnee man 60 years his junior bought him an expensive ticket to fly in a restored World War II-era B-29 Superfortress at Wiley Post Airport in Bethany.

BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD Published: October 7, 2012

BETHANY — Albert Wheeler waited 67 years to take a ride on the bomber he says saved his life.

On Saturday, thanks to a selfless act by a Shawnee man young enough to be his grandson, Wheeler finally got to live out his dream.

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