The Commemorative Air Force's beloved A-26 Invader has been grounded since last year after suffering complete engine failure while en route to an airshow.Lady Liberty - as she is known - is the world's oldest flying A-26 Invader, and she is a crowd favorite at every CAF airshow, tour stop, and event she attends.
Sadly, she suffered an engine failure forcing her to miss most of the 2014 airshow season.And now the 2015 airshow season is nearly upon us.Time is running out to raise the rest of the $60,000 price tag for Lady Liberty's repairs.Lady Liberty is one of the oldest surviving Invaders - having been the 130th Invader ever produced.
She began her military career in 1944 - joining the 410th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force, and she entered combat operations shortly thereafter.You can still see the patches on her tail covering the damages she suffered during World War II at the hand of enemy night fighters.
Lady Liberty valiantly served her country until 1958, and she's been an invaluable part of the Commemorative Air Force's fleet since 1980.Lady Liberty is a symbol of American persistence and might, and she has the scars to prove it.
Please click HERE to get Lady Liberty back in the air.
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