WWII warplane lands at Terre Haute Regional Airport

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – An iconic warplane from World War II landed at the Terre Haute Regional Airport Monday.

It’s a B-25 bomber used for high and low-level bombing in World War II.

The aircraft called Maid in the Shade flew 15 combat missions.

The aircraft was later used as a trainer and then an insect sprayer.

Maid in the Shade now calls the Airbase Arizona Flying Museum its home and has undergone an extensive restoration.

“You get a whole other appreciation for history when you get to hear how the airplane sounds, hear the power on takeoff. It really brings that history alive so that’s one of our main missions is to keep these airplanes flying and bring them to life, so to speak, so people get a little more accurate experience on what they went through back in the day,” says pilot Trevor Henson.

The aircraft will be open to the public for rides and ground tours throughout the week. To schedule a ride or tour, go to azcaf.org/tour or call 480-462-2992.

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