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Milwaukie's 'Lacey Lady' B-17 bomber to be restored to flying condition

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MILWAUKIE, OR (KPTV) -

A World War II bomber plane that's been a fixture along Highway 99 in Milwaukie for decades came down from its perch Wednesday so that crews can get to work on restoring it.

Years spent out in the Oregon rain have taken their toll on the "Lacey Lady."

A moving company lowered the B-17 bomber Wednesday so she can be taken apart and transported to the Aurora airport, where volunteers have a hanger ready for the restoration work.

The daughter of Art Lacey, who brought the plane to Milwaukie in 1947, said she hopes they can get it back in the air again.

"We'd like it to be a flying tribute to the veterans," Punky Scott said. "So my family, my children are all in the business and we all said, yeah, we could sell it, but that's not what we want to do. We want to fly it, so that's where we're headed."

The B-17 Alliance Group, which is spearheading the restoration effort, says it still needs to raise some money to get the Lacey Lady back in flying condition.

You can find out more about the project here.

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