Vintage WWII planes headed to Waterloo Regional Airport

Six planes used in World War II will be in eastern Iowa this week for people to see in person.

The B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine," B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft," B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo" bombers, P-51 Mustang "Toulouse Nuts" and P-40 Warhawk "Jaws" fighters, will fly into the Waterloo Regional Airport for a visit from July 22 to July 25.

It's all part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour. The Collings Foundation is a non-profit that allows people to learn about historical events through active participation.

Hours of ground tours and display are 12:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22; 9:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23 and 24, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times above.

Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out - $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft.

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