This is a 1943 PT-17 Stearman, which was used as a primary trainer during World War II (September 17, 2021 photo courtesy of Jefferson City Memorial Airport manager Eric Bowers)

World War II planes to fly over mid-Missouri on Saturday; big crowd expected at Jefferson City Airport

About 1,500 people are expected to attend Saturday’s “Fly into the 40s” fly-in at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, across the river from the Capitol.

This is a 1943 PT-17 Stearman, which was used as a primary trainer during World War II (September 17, 2021 photo courtesy of Jefferson City Memorial Airport manager Eric Bowers)

The event is being hosted by Veterans United and other groups. The event will include the Victory Bells of St. Louis and an orchestra band.

Tomorrow’s event is from 10 am to 7 pm, and it honors World War II veterans in partnership with Dream Flights.

Fly-ins of World War II airplanes begin Saturday at 10 and will continue all day.

Donations will be taken for Dream Flights, a non-profit dedicated to honoring military veterans and seniors with a flight in a Boeing Stearman biplane.

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