B-24J Liberator "Wichcraft"
B-24J Liberator "Wichcraft" at Tacoma Narrows Airport WA.
America's only flying B-24J from the Collings Foundation, (there are others, but they are not the "J" model) continues soaring through its native skies as part of the annual Wings of Freedom Tour with its sister ship, the B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine". A product of a multi-million dollar restoration, the B-24 stands testiment to the strength of the 1940's engineering that built it and helped it survive through many years of hardship.
A living history museum seen at over 120 cities per year, the B-24 brings memories for the many who flew others like it during WWII. For a younger generation, it brings enlightenment--a glimpse of the conditions in which it served, and an appreciation for the freedom we all share because of its role in the Second World War.
Its guns are long silent as the new mission it flies finds it over no enemy lands. Instead the Pratt & Whitney R-1830 engines roar over welcoming cities and enthusiastic towns. Each stop the B-24 and B-17 make brings more stories and more experiences that promote the mission that they fly for: honoring our veterans who served and in many cases, gave their life for our freedom.
You can find the B-24 with the B-17 all over the nation and there is a good chance that a stop may be happening near you! Check their schedule for a chance to visit and maybe even fly on the B-24 Liberator!.
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Fly in the B-24J "Witchcraft" Video
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