Posted: Aug 26, 2010 11:45 AM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A flock of warbirds will be the stars of the
latest expansion of the National World War II Museum.
Construction of the $35 million U.S. Freedom Pavilion: Land, Sea
and Air will be formally announced Friday as part of the museum's
overall $300 million expansion.
The pavilion will be financed by a $20 million grant through the
Department of Defense and $15 million given by the Boeing Co.
One of Boeing's most famous World War II aircraft, the B-17G
Flying Fortress heavy bomber, will be a centerpiece of the new
Other aircraft to be displayed include North American B-25J
Mitchell medium bomber, a General Motors TBM Avenger torpedo plane
and a Douglas SBD Dautless dive bomber.