A Look Inside: Historic WWII Planes Take to the Skies in Evansville

Several historic WWII planes arrived in Evansville on Wednesday, and on Thursday, 44News took to the skies in one.

Posted: Jul 8, 2021 4:12 PM
Updated: Jul 8, 2021 4:47 PM

On Wednesday, several historic World War II planes arrived in Evansville, Indiana, at the Evansville Wartime Museum, and on Thursday, 44News took to the skies in one.

The warbirds arrived in Evansville earlier than originally planned due to the high number of flights being booked by the public.

With the early arrival of the planes, organizers were able to add additional flights to the original flight schedule - but those flights were quickly sold out.

Now, if you'd like to get a closer look at the planes, you'll have to do so by participating in a ground tour from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (excluding flight times) from July 8 through July 11.

Admission to the event is $20 per person and includes full admission to the Evansville Wartime Museum and on-board tours of the visiting warbirds. Passengers purchasing flights will also need to pay admission into the museum.

In addition to the newly-arrived WWII aircraft, you'll be able to see the P-47 Hoosier Spirit II and others during the tours.

The Evansville Wartime Museum is located at 7503 Petersburg Rd. in Evansville, Indiana.

You can take a look at what it was like to fly in a B-17 during WWII in the video and photos above.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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