A gathering of bombers at Oshkosh

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, a unique reunion of World War II bombers will gather for this year’s AirVenture, July 25 through 31.

Five B-17s and several B-25s will be featured, joined by the only airworthy B-24 and B-29 in the world. Neither has been at Oshkosh within the past 10 years. “We are eager to see these bombers together — a one-of-a-kind appearance,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA president.

The bombers will be at AeroShell Square, AirVenture’s primary showcase area, and most will fly in the Warbird air shows scheduled for every day except Thursday, Poberezny said. The largest warbird shows are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30.

The B-17s scheduled to be there are “Fuddy Duddy,” from the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center; “Aluminum Overcast” from EAA’s collection; Yankee Air Museum’s “Yankee Lady”; “Thunderbird” from the Lonestar Flight Museum; and the recently restored “Liberty Belle” from the Liberty Foundation in Georgia.

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