Camp Hearne: Preserving our Past to Save our Future

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

Camp Hearne showcased an action packed history lesson with reenactments from WWII, along with a ride along in the Yellow Rose; a preserved B-25J Mitchell Bomber. The plane was completed in 1944, which made it barely miss the deadline to fight in combat. Instead, it served as an educational tool all across Texas.

Grant Lennon was one of the five pilots giving tours of the plane. He said he wants to teach the younger generations about our country's past to help keep it preserved.

"We like to think we're a flying museum; we can show people what the airplanes were like and the traditions of the people who flew them," said Lennon.

Fran Kimbrough visited the museum Saturday and said she was thrilled to see history come to life. She said she mainly came to see the Yellow Rose.

"Well, it's a lot better than in the movies," said Kimbrough. "You see it in the movies, but it's so much more fun when you actually see it yourself and see how things work and see the actual plane."

A ride in the Yellow Rose cost $395 a person, but Lennon said the funds went towards supporting their preservation efforts.

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