Wartime Bomber Planes Landing in Winnipeg

Wartime Bomber Planes Landing in Winnipeg

B-25 Maid in the Shade
B-25 “Maid in the Shade” (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Two wartime bomber aircraft will pay a visit to the Royal Canadian Aviation Museum this summer.

“Sentimental Journey,” the B-17 bomber that was in Winnipeg in 2013, will be returning to the museum along with “Maid in the Shade,” a B-25.

Visitors will have a chance to climb into the legendary bombers and get a glimpse of the inner workings of a combat aircraft. Bristling with gun turrets, large bomb bays and powerful Wright Cyclone radial engines, the B-17 and B-25 became some of the most famous Allied bombers of WWII.

The aircraft will be available for viewing by Winnipeg aviation buffs from June 29 to July 5.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, seniors and children or $25 for a family of up to three children.

Anyone wishing to volunteer to assist with the expected 10,000 visitors to the exhibit can e-mail info@royalaviationmuseum.com or call (204) 786-5503.