Monday, September 8, 2014

WWII WarBirds coming to the Louisville Airport!

B25 Bomber
A once in a lifetime opportunity for Winston County residents is rapidly approaching. On Saturday, September 27th of this year, a rare collection of airplanes that won the air war for the Allied Forces in WWII is coming to our local airport. Starting at 9 a.m., the legendary P51 fighter, F4U Corsair, B25 bomber and other vintage aircraft will be on the tarmac at Louisville-Winston County Airport.

At 10 o’clock, Mayor Will Hill, as well as other state and national
P51 Fighter
elected officials, will lend their support for the dedication of the new W. Pruitt Lee Terminal Building. Come spend the day with us touring our county’s newest facility and get a close up look at these vintage aircraft.

The new terminal building is being named in honor of Mr. Lee, a life-long resident of our county, who served with bravery and distinction in WWII. Joining the USAF in 1944, he became co-pilot of the legendary B-17 bomber, the airplane widely credited with winning the war in the skies over Nazi Germany.

F4U Corsair
The entire day will be dedicated to not only honoring 1st Lieutenant Lee, but the many other Winston Countians who were bomber and fighter pilots or crew members. Mr. Orville Lee Castle, Mr. Howard Richardson, Mr. Bill Kemp, and others will receive special recognition for their service during WWII. A contingent of 8th Air Force veterans from the state of MS will also be in attendance.

Please contact Mike Forster at 610-703-4759 or Ben Kirk at 662-803-5102 for further information. Contact Mike or any member of the Airport Board if you would like to assist in any way.

Rendering of New Terminal