Lutz veteran recalls mission as B-24 navigator: Bomb enemy, survive to fight another day

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He remembers the entire country was behind them

LUTZ, Fla. (WFLA) – Charley Barr of Lutz flew 24 bombing missions over Germany during World War II.

He was a navigator aboard a B-24 Liberator, guiding his long-range bomber deep into enemy territory then back to England.

As the war was winding down in 1945, Charley – now 95 – remembers a German jet, buzzing his formation of bombers.

He recalls heavy flak from Nazi anti-aircraft guns. His plane even took a hit.

95 year old Charley Barr was a navigator on a B-24 bomber in World War II.

Tonight at 6 on News Channel 8, Charley shares his most terrifying moment and the one sight that still stirs emotion.

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