Woodring Regional Airport Welcomes A-26 Invader
ENID, OK (June 14, 2012) - Woodring Regional Airport will welcome a new resident and old friend to the Enid area on June 23, 2012. A Douglas Aircraft, A-26 “Invader” named Lady Liberty will be flying into Enid Regional Airport to make Woodring Airport her new home. The A-26 Invader’s relocation is a homecoming of sorts. During the 1950’s pilots of Vance Air Force Base were trained to fly the A-26. The aircraft is owned by the American Airpower Heritage Museum a division of the Commemorative Air Force.
This model aircraft is the only American bomber to see action in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. This particular aircraft was the 130th Invader produced by Douglas and was originally assigned to the 9th Air Force at Great Dunmow, England in 1944.
Lady Liberty is relocating from Oklahoma City. The aircraft normally operates the air show circuit as well as performing honor flights and what are called Life Heritage Experience Flights or legacy flights, which allows the public to ride on the aircraft and experience what was felt by the greatest generation of Americans many years ago. All proceeds go to the maintenance and care of the A-26.
The crew of the A-26 Invader is looking forward to its new home in Enid and hope to become an integral part of the Enid community. The Lady Liberty crew has plans to host WWII style movie nights in the hangar showcasing all sorts of war-era movies in addition to hosting hangar dances and other fund raising events to help support the aircraft.
Details of the A-26 Invader Homecoming will be forthcoming from the City of Enid.