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'Miss Marilyn' stops at Reading Airport for Veterans Day

'Miss Marilyn' stops at Reading...

BERN TWP., Pa. - A "special lady" has stopped by the Reading Regional Airport for Veterans Day.

"Miss Marilyn" is an L-17 B plane from the 1940s. You may remember "Miss Marilyn'"from last Veterans Day.

A local man bought the plane in order to share its history with men and women who have served.

The owner said the aircraft was used to rescue wounded soldiers during the Korean War. The plane's former pilot also escorted a famous civilian.

"And on February 17, 1954, he flew Miss Marilyn Monroe in this airplane. That's how it became known as Miss Marilyn," said Glenn Murphy, the plane's owner.

The owner said "Miss Marilyn" is the only plane of its kind that's still flying in the United States today.


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