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Your chance to see a B-24 Liberator, like Louis Zamperini's plane from 'Unbroken'




The world's only flying B-24J, a World War II bomber, fully restored by the Collings Foundation.
The world's only flying B-24J, a World War II bomber, fully restored by the Collings Foundation.
Collings Foundation

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, you can see and fly in the same plane Louis Zamperini flew in World War II, as depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "Unbroken."

It's a B-24 Liberator, owned by the Collings Foundation, and it arrives at the Western Museum of Flight in Torrance around noon on Monday.

Here's the kicker: on it will be Louis Zamperini's son and grandson. Imagine ... they'll be on a plane identical to the one Louis was on when it went down over the Pacific.

A B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell and a P-51 Mustang will also be on display, and you can pay to fly on them and the B-24.

The museum is at 3315 Airport Dr., Torrance 90505-3315.

Public ground tours of the planes and flights are all available until noon on Wednesday, May 6. And if you can't make it, look up! Especially look up and wave if you see the B-24 flying to Torrance Monday morning: I'll be on it, and you can hear what it was like for the Zamperini family on next week's Off-Ramp.

VFR!