See WWII Plane at Richmond Airport
Monday at noon the WW II B-24, Diamond Lil will fly into Richmond International Airport. It will be available for public touring from 9 am- 5 pm Tuesday through Thursday admission is free.
The plane is owned and maintained by the Commemorative Air force (formerly the Confederate Air force). They accept donations which are used to maintain their exiting planes and acquire and restore new ones. Their latest project is a B-29 Superfortress.
The Diamond Lil is one of the earliest versions of the B-24 Liberators. They were developed in 1039 to replace the B-17 with a long range bomber with a larger capacity. The Diamond Lil was number 30 of 18000 that were built. Because of an accident during its delivery it remained in the US during the war as a company transport. After the war it was sold to the Contintental Can Company and then to Mexico's national oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos until it was acquired by its current owners in 1967.