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Albert Wheeler, 88, prepares to board the B-29 Superfortress known as FIFI on Saturday at Wiley Post Airport in Bethany. Photo by Zeke Campfield, The Oklahoman Zeke Campfield - Zeke Campfield
Albert Wheeler, left, prepares to embark on a flight in a B-29 Superfortress at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City on Saturday. The 88-year-old World War II veteran attributes the B-29s that dropped atomic bombs in Japan in 1945 with saving his life. Zeke Campfield - Zeke Campfield
Albert Wheeler, 88, stands in front of the B-29 Superfortress known as FIFI on Saturday. The World War II veteran took a flight in the bomber at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City thanks to the selfless act of a stranger more than 60 years his junior. Zeke Campfield - Zeke Campfield
Albert Wheeler, 88, thanks Shawnee resident Drew Walker for buying him a ticket to fly in a B-29 bomber at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City on Saturday. The two had never met when Walker, inspired by the World War II veteran's war stories, decided to send him on the $595 trip. Zeke Campfield - Zeke Campfield
World War II veteran Albert Wheeler, 88, shimmies through the entranceway to a B-29 Superfortress before a commemorative flight at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Zeke Campfield - Zeke Campfield