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‘Heavy Bombers’ Return to Wisconsin

‘Heavy Bombers’ Return to Wisconsin

In a second annual rare gathering of World War II-era aircraft, the Commemorative Air Force and the Experimental Aircraft Association are joining forces for a “Heavy Bombers Weekend” in Madison, Wis., the weekend before EAA AirVenture.

The 3-day event starts Friday, July 25, and will feature an airworthy North American B-25 Mitchell “Miss Mitchell;” the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” (shown) and the North American P-51 Mustang “Gunfighter.” Other attending aircraft include a North American T-6 Texan, Canadian Harvard MK IV, Vultee BT-13 Valiant, Ryan PT-22 Recruit, Stinson L-5 Sentinel, Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star and a Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. Most of the airplanes will be available for ground tours and rides. Additional ground tour aircraft include an Air National Guard Boeing F-16 Fighting Falcon, a Sikorsky UH- 60 Black Hawk, a University of Wisconsin MedFlight helicopter and many experimental aircraft.

“The gathering of these specific aircraft in one location is an extremely rare occurrence,” said Jim Gilmore, a coordinator of the Minnesota CAF B-25 Squadron, “We are excited to have the EAA and CAF join forces for the second time in Madison, Wisconsin.”

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Updated: July 3, 2014 — 11:12 AM

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