The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium will host a rare World War II plane on October 23-24, officials announced Tuesday.
The plane, a B-17G Yankee Lady, is a four-engine heavy bombardment aircraft, commonly called a Flying Fortress.
The plane will make a stop in Tulsa as part of its journey on the World War II Salute to Victory, a tour sponsored by Osage Casino & Hotel.
“As a community rich with World War II history, we are honored to have this rare aircraft plan a day long visit here,” Tonya Blansett, Executive Director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium said. “There may only be ten airworthy Boeing B-17’s left in existence, so it’s quite a thrill for us to have an award-winning example visit Tulsa.”
The B-17 Yankee Lady will be parked at the museum available for tours and air rides. For more information, visit the museum website here.
Image from Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, Courtesy of Tom Pawlesh