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A Consolidated B-24 Liberator, nicknamed Diamond Lil, is coming to the Hollister airport next month.
Photo courtesy Commemorative Air Force
A Consolidated B-24 Liberator, nicknamed Diamond Lil, is coming to the Hollister airport next month.

World War II-era aircraft flying in to Branson Airport

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Six historic aircraft are scheduled to touch down at Branson Airport next month.

The Commemorative Air Force’s AirPower History Tour comes to the Hollister airport Sept. 18-22, according to a news release.

The featured aircraft are the World War II-era bombers Boeing B-29 Superfortress, aka Fifi, and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, aka Diamond Lil. A P-51 Mustang, T-6 Texan, PT-13 Stearman and T-34 Mentor also will be featured.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see and feel these airplanes as they rumble by you,” said Tom Forster, board member of the Branson Veterans Task Force, in the release. “Sadly, we are losing so many veterans daily from our greatest generation. Events like this strive to keep their honor and commitment to country alive for future generations.”

The Commemorative Air Force, a nonprofit that preserves and showcases historic aircraft, also provides rides in the planes for paying customers.

The CAF has held previous events at Branson Airport and Springfield-Branson National Airport.

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