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World War II Aircraft to Land at Local Airport

July 4, 2013

Two World War II aircraft — the P51 and B25 — designed by Wheeling native Howard ‘‘Dutch’’ Kindleberger are scheduled to be on display and available for rides July 15-21 at the Wheeling-Ohio County......

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Triton

Jul-05-13 8:10 AM

Love it when these planes tour. Wheeling had a Heinkel German bomber, a B17 and cargo plane used in the Berlin airlift up there once. The bomber and cargo plane you could climb inside, what a great way to understand what our grandfathers experienced in WWII. The B17 is a lot smaller than I ever imagined it. Never have seen a B25 on the ground, or a P51. Can't wait to get pictures of those. Did not know the local connection to the development of those planes. The P51 is credited with winning the airwar over Europe and preventing the Germans from reinforcing their defenses inland of Normandy on D Day. This is great.

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walksabout

Jul-05-13 12:24 AM

this is new ? post a pic on the tube and save folks time and gas.

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