2 WWII vets take flight of their lives

Two World War II veterans from Westchester County took a flight yesterday on a two-engine C-47 plane for the first time in nearly 70 years.

The last time radio operator Rudy Dualsky, 88, boarded a C-47 aircraft, he was escaping to Switzerland after being shot down in his B-4.

Today, Dualsky, of Ardsley, joined World War II glider pilot Gil Erskine, 89, at the Westchester County Airport for the flight of their lives.

Erskine, of Hartsdale, recalls that a C-47 towed his glider across the Mediterranean after the invasion of Southern France.

The C-47 and other planes will be available for flights this weekend at the Westchester County Airport.

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