An airplane from World War II, B-25 Mitchell “Maid in the Shade,” will make a stop in Decatur at the Decatur Airport/Gaitros Aviation as part of its Summer Flying Legends of Victory Tour across the U.S. and Canada.
The tour features three restored WWII combat aircraft: C 47/DC-3 Combat Legend “Old Number 30;” B17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey;” and B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade.”
The public will have the opportunity to climb aboard the B-25 Bomber. The B-25 is an rare aircraft, as it’s one of 34 in the world that is still flying. The aircraft was used in America’s first large-scale bombing offensive in the Philippines.
"Maid in the Shade" in Decatur will take place June 25th-July 1st.