WWII aircraft visiting Groton-New London Airport

Larry Meyer, left, of Groton, snaps a photo of his grandson Conor Chamberlain, 4, in front of a WWII vintage TP-40 Warhawk fighter "Jaws", one of five WWII vintage aircraft operated by the Collings Foundation, at Groton-New London Airport for a three-day visit, Monday, September 9, 2019.  "This is our adventure today," said Meyer.

The Five aircraft; a B-17G Flying Fortress "Nine-0-Nine", a B-24J Liberator "Witchcraft", a B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo", a TF-51 Mustang "Toulouse Nuts", and a TP-40 Warhawk "Jaws", will be open for ground tours from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, and 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.

Ground tours are $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12-years. Flight experiences are also available on several of the aircraft. 

The Stowe, Massachusetts based Collings Foundation operates the aircraft on the "Wings of Freedom" tour as a living history tribute.

The aircraft flew in from Waterbury-Oxford airport Monday and will fly to North Kingstown, R.I, on Wednesday.

Editor's Note: The desgniation of the TF-51 Mustang aircraft has been corrected in the photo captions.


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