WWII history lands in East Texas

By Molly Reuter - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - They were the backbone of the American effort during WWII and were famous for their ability to sustain damage and still accomplish the mission. This weekend, East Texans have the chance to see history up close and personal during the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum in Tyler.

The tour features a vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator. A North American P-51 Mustang will also be on display this weekend. The aircrafts landed at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport Friday afternoon, and will be on display at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum until Monday.

The Wings of Freedom Tour travels the nation as a 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 they helped preserve. For more information contact the museum at 903-525-0946.

Wings of Freedom Tour:

Saturday & Sunday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - 9 a.m. - noon

Adults - $12 donation
Children - $6 donation