Vintage WW2 Plane Donated to Evansville P-47 Foundation

The donated Boeing Stearman was used during World War II training exercises.

Posted: Jul 7, 2021 9:15 AM
Updated: Jul 7, 2021 2:01 PM

The Evansville P-47 Foundation announced a huge donation was given to their cause on Tuesday.

The foundation is thanking Dr. John Bizal for his donation of a 1940s Boeing Stearman.

The plane model was formerly used as a military trainer aircraft used mostly during World War II.

The Stearman aircraft will be on display during an upcoming event being hosted by the Evansville Wartime Museum, where ground tours will be available from Thursday through Sunday.

The Evansville P-47 Foundation says it hopes to fly the plane soon offering rides in an effort to fundraise for the foundation.

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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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