The Liberty Foundations 2013 Salute to Veterans tour will be arriving in Thomasville at the Thomasville Regional Airport ( Main Terminal Building, 882 Airport Drive) on Monday October 21st, 2013 at Noon for media opportunities. On display will be the famous Boeing B-17 Memphis Belle celebrating this year the 70th anniversary of the Memphis Belle’s historic last mission.
The Movie “Memphis Belle”, a restored WWII B-17 “flying fortress” bomber will take to the skies over Thomasville on Monday October 21st , Public flights and Ground tours available on October 26-27)
Sixty eight years ago these aircraft flew from bases far from home in an attempt to bring freedom to oppressed peoples. Our B-17 mission for today is to educate the people of America about the courageous WWII veterans, and remember those brave aircrew who never made it home. “Memphis Belle” is a living museum, our heritage not in mothballs or the pages of a dusty book, but real life, three dimensions, here and now. You are invited to come touch the past and fly through ageless skies.