Update 1: September 2, 2015
We have just been informed that global events permitting, the 100th Bomb Group Reunion will have another visitor in New Orleans — in the form of a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England. We have quickly set up what we hope will be a special event for our members on Thursday September 24, 2015. From 2pm-4pm we have arranged for both the B-17 “Movie Memphis Belle” and the KC-135 to be on Static display at New Orleans Airport side by side. We will be providing bus transportation from the Hotel to and from the Airport. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the tail of a B-17 with a Square D beside a KC-135 with a Square D on its tail. This will be the only time both planes will be together during the reunion so make sure you make arrangements to be in New Orleans early. More details to come.
Update 2: September 3, 2015
The Liberty Foundation informs us that the B-17 will not be available for passenger rides. Ground visits are proceeding as originally scheduled on Thursday Sept 24 (see details above).