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Come see the interiors of a Flying Fortress, Liberator and P-51 Mustang

 

BULLHEAD CITY – Rare World War II bombers and fighters will be on display at the Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport from 2 p.m. Wednesday through noon Friday.

 

The Wings of Freedom Tour, sponsored by the Collings Foundation, features the iconic B-17 Flying Fortress Nine O Nine, a B-24 Liberator known as Witchcraft and the hilariously named Toulouse Nuts, a P-51 Mustang fighter.

So how rare are these aircraft that played such oversized roles in allied victory? The B-17 is one of nine still in operation and the Liberator is the last of its kind to take to the air.

The P-51 recently won the prestigious Oshkosh Grand Champion restoration award.

Visitors will be able to explore the interior and exterior of the craft. The price of admission is a requested $15 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and younger for interior tours.

The Wings of Freedom Tour, according to a statement from Collings, is a “flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers who built them, the solders, sailors and airmen they helped protect; and the citizens and families that share the freedom they helped preserve.”

The event is at Signature Flight Support, 2550 Laughlin View Drive, Building 40.

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