Area WWII pilot gets visit from aircraft (Courtesy of OA News)


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In 1946, Buford Robinson knelt in front of a two-engine B-25 bomber alongside six other crew members. Nearly 70 years later, he sat beside his wife of 61 years, Pat, on the tarmac of the Auburn University Regional Airport and listened for the airplane.

“There he is, right there. Does that look familiar?” Jim Cook, who orchestrated the B-25’s stopover in Auburn, said.

Cook knelt beside Robinson and pointed straight ahead as the bomber started its descent.

“I can hear him,” Robinson said. READ MORE…