Being able to bring that type of experience to the country’s veterans is why the crew of the Aluminum Overcast took four weeks away from their jobs and homes to fly the bombers around the country. They also want people to realize what veterans had to go through.
“It’s not that comfortable,” Morris said. “It really gives you an idea of what the boys went through during the war. It’s either too hot or too cold. The good thing we have going for us is that nobody is trying to kill us all day long. Imagine being in that environment eight to 10 hours a day, having to do it at least 35 or maybe even 50 times before you ever got to go home. Quite a sacrifice those guys went through.”