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PICS: WWII Aircraft Fly Into Greenville For Wings Of Freedom Tour

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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang Fighter landed at the Greenville Downtown Airport, along with the vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine." The Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang Fighter landed at the Greenville Downtown Airport, along with the vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine."

Three rare World War II planes arrived in Greenville.

On Friday, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang Fighter, which are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the World, landed at the Greenville Downtown Airport, along with the vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine."

These planes are part of the "Wings of Freedom Tour".

The B-17 and B-24 were the backbone of the American effort during the war from 1942 to 1945.

Many of these aircraft were scrapped after the war for their aluminum.

Organizers expect around 2,000 people to come out and see the planes.

The "Wings of Freedom Tour" travels the nation as a flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers who built them, the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect; and the citizens and families that share the freedom that they helped preserve.

Access to all three aircraft that includes walk through tours are just $12 for adults, and $6 for children 12 and under.

WWII Veterans get into the ground tours at no charge.

No reservations are needed and the walk through tour times are:

  • Friday, 10/18/2013 2 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, 10/19/2013 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, 10/20/2013 9 am - 4:30 pm

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