‘Lots of memories:’ 97-year-old veteran enjoys special ride in restored WWII plane

MILWAUKEE — Memorial Day is all about remembering and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and a World War II veteran was honored in a very special way on Saturday, May 25. Chuck Franzke won a ride in a restored airplane used during World War II — and one last flight meant the world to the 97-year-old former pilot.

The Commemorative Air Force Wisconsin Wing honored a WWII veteran as part of the Warbirds event at the Waukesha County Airport.

Chuck Franzke served as a Navy pilot...

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