NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bombers and torpedo planes will be the stars of the latest expansion of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
Construction of the $35 million addition will be formally announced Friday. One of Boeing's most famous World War II aircraft, the B-17G Flying Fortress heavy bomber, will be a centerpiece of the new exhibit.
The new exhibit will be financed by a $20 million grant through the Department of Defense and $15 million given by the Boeing Co.
The museum was founded in 2000 as the National D-Day Museum and later was designated by Congress as America's National World War II Museum. It is privately operated as a nonprofit museum.