MANSFIELD, Ohio (WCMH) — The history of aircraft that flew in World War II was on display at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport this past weekend, including the B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” and the B-24 Liberator “Diamond LIL” planes, along with other jets and some smaller trainer aircraft.
The world-famous Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a heavy bomber propelled by four engines that was used mostly during World War II and in the Korean War by the U.S. Army Air Corps. This aircraft followed the development of the B-17 Flying Fortress during the 1930s.
P-51 fighter planes and open cockpit biplanes (Boeing P-17 Stearman) were on view for visitors during the five-day CAF AirPower History Tour. Guests had the opportunity to talk to the mechanics that worked on the planes.
The B-17 Yankee Lady video was taken by Doug Askew several years ago at Grimes Field municipal airport near Urbana at the Champaign Aviation Museum.