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Vintage WWII aircraft come to Hattiesburg

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine" Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine"
Consolidated B-24J Liberator "Dragon and His Tail" "All American Witchcraft" Consolidated B-24J Liberator "Dragon and His Tail" "All American Witchcraft"
North American TP-51C Mustang "Betty Jane" (Photo source: CollingsFoundation.org) North American TP-51C Mustang "Betty Jane" (Photo source: CollingsFoundation.org)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) -

HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) - The Wings of Freedom Tour is coming to South Mississippi. Wednesday.

The Collings Foundation will bring three vintage World War II airplanes to Hattiesburg's Bobby L Chain Municipal Airport. They include the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine," the Consolidated B-24J Liberator "Dragon and His Tail" "All American Witchcraft," and the North American TP-51C Mustang "Betty Jane."

The aircraft will be in Hattiesburg through Friday.

The B-17 is one of only 11 in flying condition in the country right now. The B-17 and the B-24 were the backbone of the American effort during the war.

Visitors can explore the aircraft both inside and out. There is an admission price of $12 per person, or $6 for children under the age of 12. Any World War II veterans get in free of charge.

Flight Experiences donations are $425 per person aboard the B-17 or B-24.

The B-25 is available at select locations for flight experiences. Flight experiences on the B-25 are $400 for forward fuselage seats, and $325 for waist gun seats

Flight training in the TP-51C "Betty Jane" will be at most locations on the Wings of Freedom Tour. Flight training in the P-51 is $2200 for a half hour flight, and $3200 for a full hour. All participants will get the chance to feel what it was like to fly one of the most legendary fighters of WWII.

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