A Douglas C-47 named “Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber” will be available for tours and flights on Thursday afternoon at Stearman Field in Benton. Hector Camacho Courtesy photo
A Douglas C-47 named “Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber” will be available for tours and flights on Thursday afternoon at Stearman Field in Benton. Hector Camacho Courtesy photo

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World War II transport plane making stop at Stearman Field

By Jerry Siebenmark

jsiebenmark@wichitaeagle.com

August 30, 2017 10:20 AM

UPDATED August 30, 2017 10:22 AM

A Douglas C-47 that flew during World War II is expected to fly into Stearman Field on Wednesday on its way to an air show in Michigan.

The twin-engine prop plane named “Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber” will be available Thursday afternoon for tours and flights, for a charitable donation, organizers said.

The airplane, which transported troops and paratroopers, is in its original condition and flew in Europe during the war. It is based at the Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles, Calif.

Stearman Field is a public airport at 14789 SW 30th St. in Benton, 21 miles northeast of downtown Wichita.

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For more information, contact Hector Camacho at 316-304-9642.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark