|380th Bomb Group
NEWSLETTER #14 -- March 2003
I am a volunteer for The Collings Foundation in Houston Texas. We fly a restored B-24 Liberator around the United States as part of our annual 'Wings of Freedom' tour to honor the men who flew these aircraft into combat during WW-II.
Our B-24 is painted as 'Dragon and His Tail' and is the only flying true B-24 that I am aware of. You can see a photo on our web site at: http://www.collingsfoundation.org
I am searching for surviving crewmembers of the many B-24s flown during WW-II that live in or around the Houston area. I am hoping to invite them to view the arrival of our B-24 in Houston. I am arranging for media coverage to interview the men so they have an opportunity to tell their experiences.
I would also like to invite your crewmembers wives, children and grandchildren to visit with the veterans.
We are a non-profit group volunteering our time to honor these men as our 'Heroes' and their aircraft as a national and historic treasure. We will also be flying our B-17 Flying Fortress painted as 'Nine-O-Nine' and our B-25J Mitchell 'Tondelayo'.
I would appreciate any assistance you could provide in locating these men. Please feel free to provide a link to our web page for your members to view our B-24 Liberator, 'Dragon and His Tail'.