Bailey’s first flight since 1944

By Derrick Krusche
November 20 2016 - 10:30pm
BOND: Classic Air Adventures owner Doug Hamilton embraces World War II veteran John Bailey before their Kittyhawk flight. Pictures: MARK JESSER

John Bailey was only 21 when he hopped into the cockpit of a P40 Kittyhawk to fly his first mission against the Japanese over Papua New Guinea in 1943.