Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WWII WarBirds Coming To The Louisville Airport!

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., legendary P51 fighters, a F4U Corsair, the CAF Devil Dog Squadron’s B25 bomber and other vintage aircraft will be on the tarmac at Louisville-Winston County Airport.

At 10 o’clock, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, as well as other state and national 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 public facility and get a close up look at these vintage aircraft.

As a special attraction, take a ride on the Devil Dog B25 for the flight of a lifetime! Seats are available on a pre-reserved basis for $400 but space is limited! Let Mike Forster or Ben Kirk (William McCully) know right away to reserve your seat. Payment can be made on the day of the flight.

The new terminal building is being named in honor of Mr. Pruitt 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.

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 or to reserve your seat on the Devil Dog!