Members of the Gulf Coast Wing of the Commemorative Air Force arrive in Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – There was quite a sight to behold this afternoon for those at and around Eisenhower Airport. Three historic World War II aircraft have arrived in Wichita, including a vintage B-17 “Flying Fortress”.
Members of the Gulf Coast Wing of the Commemorative Air Force arrived at the B-29 Doc Hangar and Visitors Center this afternoon. It’s for their Fly the Fortress and Friends tour. They flew in the classic B-17 Texas Raiders, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver and AT-6 Texan. For those who help keep these planes in the air, it is important to preserve the stories of those who originally flew them.
“A lot of times they bring family with them and grandma and grandpa will talk about the war and the generation they grew up in and what it meant and what it was like,” said Josh Wells , Executive Director and General Manager of B. -29 Doc. “So many times we hear from families (that they) hadn’t shared these stories before, until they came out and were a part of these types of events.”
Those wishing to visit Doc’s Hangar, the tour runs until Wednesday. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per family and can be purchased here.
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