Wings of Freedom Tour Makes Stop
October 16, 2015
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  • Gary Dunn, crew chief for the B-24 Liberator, changes spark plugs Thursday on one of the aircraft’s four engines as the Wings of Freedom Tour makes a stop at the Stafford Regional Airport.

    The Liberator, a B-17G and a TP51-C Mustang will remain on display from 9 a.m. to noon today at the airport. At 1 p.m. the vintage planes will be flown to Chesterfield County Airport near Richmond where they will be displayed until 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

    World War II veterans can tour the planes for free. Visitors may book flights aboard the planes before and after walking tour hours.

    The B-24 Liberator is the last of its kind to fly. There are only six B-17Gs remaining in the U.S.

    In the photo above, Stafford County residents Bob Brown (foreground) and Don Shiffert squeeze through the interior of a B-17G Flying Fortress.

    The Wings of Freedom Tour is celebrating its 26th year and visits an average of 110 cities in more than 35 states annually.