WWII B-25 Bomber to soar into Cape Girardeau for week-long visit

One of the most iconic airplanes from World War II

Coming to Cape Girardeau this summer: a once in a lifetime opportunity to step on board of one of the most iconic airplanes from World War II.

(Source: Commemorative Air Force)

The B-25 bomber known as “Maid in the Shade” will soar into the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport on Monday, June 18, 2018 for a week-long tour.

The stop is part of the Summer Flying Legends of Victory Tour that features several fully-restored WWII combat aircraft.

This will be your chance to go inside the warbird, and even go on a flight.


  • Tours
    • Monday, June 18 from 2 to 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Wednesday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Thursday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Friday, June 22 from 2 to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 23 from 2 to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 24 from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Rides
    • Friday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


  • Tours: $10 per person/$20 for a family of four
  • Rides: $325 for each waist compartment seat, $650 for navigator seats in the nose
  • CLICK HERE to reserve your seat on a flight

Things to know

  • Built in 1944
  • The B-25 bomber “Maid in the Shade” is one of 34 still flying today
  • The aircraft was used in America’s first large-scale bombing offensive in the Philippines and sunk eight ships and shot down five planes.
  • This aircraft has flown 15 combat missions from November 1 through December 31, 1944

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