WWII Bomber And Fighter Planes Coming To PIA July 25-27

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Pay tribute to the American pilots and flight crews who helped win World War II by checking out The Wings of Freedom Tour of vintage U.S. planes, flying into General Downing Peoria International Airport July 25 through July 27.

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You’re invited out to PIA to explore the vintage aircraft inside and out ($15 for adults, $5 for children under 12). You’ll get an up close look at the planes our U.S. pilots flew during WW II and be able to go inside them, too. You’ll also have a chance, for an additional charge, to fly aboard these rare aircraft.

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The Wings of Freedom Tour, an interactive flying memorial for our WWII veterans, brings along four of these rare planes: the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator, the B-25 Mitchell (pictured below) and the P-51 Mustang. These were the planes that were the backbone of our effort during the war from 1942 to 1945. They’re famous for being able to take a licking and keep on ticking, flying on to complete their mission while sustaining damage.

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Don’t miss your chance to honor our WWII pilots and flight crews by taking the tour of these vintage U.S. war planes, July 25-27, at PIA, made possible by The Collings Foundation, with Peoria’s classic rocker, 95.5, GLO.

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