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Reactions to World War II Airplanes visiting Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MISS. - It's day two of the "Wings of Freedom Tour" and residents of the Pine Belt came to the Bobby L. Chain Airport to relive the past. “The experience was great,” tour visitor, Jordan Erik Carpenter said. “I recommend for everybody to come and see these World War II genuine aircrafts.” These antique World War II airplanes attracted the attention of many local residents and produced many priceless memories for families. “The best part of it is seeing the generation from generation come through,” airplane pilot, Paul Barnett said. “We may have four generations of one family here.” “My experience has been so good and by the way, my grandfather took me out of my school,” tour visitor and elementary student, Will Yeawood said. Grandfathers taking their grandkids out of school to see a piece of history that kids will not see in their history books. “I mean you read about it in the history books, but experiencing it in person is and life is totally different… an experience many will never forget,” Barnett said. “I loved aviation since I was a little boy,” Carpenter said. “I took my first ride in an airplane, inside a friend of mines small aircraft and I loved aviation… ever since then.” The planes will leave Hattiesburg tomorrow at noon.



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