One of the most iconic airplanes from World War II, the B-25 Mitchell “Maid in the Shade,” in 1944 will be whizzing around the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport July 16 to 23. The one week stop of the aviation legend is part of the Summer Flying Legends of Victory Tour taking place across North America.

The historic warplanes will fly through 50 cities from May to October on a continental mission of educating all ages about the history of aviation in combat.

This includes featuring restored WWII combat aircraft including the C-47/DC-3 Combat Legend “Old Number 30”, B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey”, and the B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” – all of this courtesy of the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum.

The public will also be able to board the B-25 Bomber while taking in historic renditions of the service by American pilots during the last world war.

Did you know: the B-25 is not only in of 34 left in the world but also part of the U.S.’s first ever large-scale bombing of the Philippines?

Tours run 2 to 6 p.m. Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday/Friday.  For information, visit: http://bit.ly/FLOVTBarrieON.

For the Flying Legends of Victory tour schedule, visit: www.FlyingLegendsTour.com

In the meantime, you can check out video of the B-25 and B-17 in action.

(Image taken from www.azcaf.org)

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