By Mike Hodgson / Associate Editor / mhodgson@santamariatimes.com Santa Maria Times Parked on the tarmac at the Santa Maria Public Airport, its polished skin glinting in the sun, the Aluminum Overcast presented what is arguably one of the most iconic images of World War II. “Isn’t that a beautiful airplane?” Ralph H. Nutter of Santa […]

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A shining example of aviation and military history is scheduled to land Monday at Santa Maria Public Airport, where visitors can get a glimpse inside an example of an aircraft that helped turn the tide of World War II. The restored B-17 heavy bomber Aluminum Overcast will be available for on-the-ground tours Tuesday and Wednesday […]

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