One of the historic military planes used to flyover the 4th of July parade and the Wall that Heals at Cerise Park in Montrose will be displayed on the ground in a parade for the first time in Delta on July 20th. TBM “Avenger” pilot Rob Duncan says the World War Two era Navy Bomber will also be made available for rides the following day on July 21st.
Duncan says the “Avenger” plane participated in virtually every major theatre of the war and was instrumental in the retaking of islands from the Japanese in the Pacific. Only about a dozen of the aircraft are still in existence and only two are licensed by the FAA to give rides to members of the public. The plane is also on display at the World War Two Museum in Grand Junction.