Last day to see restored B-17, B-24 and P-51 Mustang WWII warbirds

Air show on until 4 p.m. at Livermore Airport

This is the final day for the public to view the "Nine O Nine," "Witchcraft" and the Mustang, WWII warbirds that are the stars of the annual Wings of Freedom Tour at Livermore Airport.

The historic aircraft are providing the public a rare opportunity to see the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator WWII heavy bombers, as well as the P-51 Mustang.

The Collings Foundation puts on the annual display that tours the nation as a tribute to the men and women responsible to operate and maintain the aircraft in order to protect the freedom of United States citizens.

The tour arrived at the airport at Sunday and have been on display for the Memorial Day weekend, attracting hundreds of visitors. On their final day here, the aircraft will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is a $12 donation for adults and $6 donation for children under 12.

Thirty-minute flight experiences are also available for $425 per person flying in the B-17 or B-24. A P-51 flight is $2,200 for a half hour, or $3,200 for a full hour. These flights are tax deductible and can be reserved by calling 800-568-8924.

To learn more about the Collings Foundation and the Wings of Freedom Tour, visit

--Emily West

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 24, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Was there today for the arrival. Awesome...... show the your people why they need to be proud of what this country achieved during WWII.

Go out and see these working peices of history.

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