April 20, 2015
Commemorative Air Force
4730 George Haddaway Drive
Addison, Texas 75001
Kim Pardon, Tour Media Liaison
Oldest Flying B-24 Liberator Arrival at Sun n Fun – Weather Delay
WHAT: B-24 Liberator, Diamond Lil, -- one of only two remaining B-24s in the world -- will land at Lakeland Linder Airport at noon April 21. Press will have exclusive access to aircraft and crew upon arrival.
The B-24 Liberator was one of the workhorse bombers of the World War II era. Although those hostilities ended 70 years ago and most of the airplanes flown during the war were scrapped, the Commemorative Air Force still owns and operates one of only two of the remaining B-24s in the world. Their B-24, Diamond Lil, is the world’s oldest continuously flying airplane from WWII and is the same type of airplane in which Louis Zamperini, the subject of the book and recent movie Unbroken, was a bombardier. His airplane, named Green Hornet, went down in the Pacific. Zamperini survived the crash, became a Japanese POW and went on to make a huge impact on many people with his story of courage and faith. Diamond Lil visits airports throughout the United States to tell stories like these -- bringing the sights, sounds and stories of World War II aviation history to the public at large.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 21 at noon.
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