Restored WWII trainer plane on display at museum

The Stearman PT-13D Kaydet was a standard primary trainer flown by the United States and several allied nations during the late 1930s through World War II.

The plane was donated to the museum by the Boeing Airplane Co. in 1959. It was on display before being removed in 2013 to for restoration.

The aircraft is now marked as it appeared when it left the Boeing assembly line in January 1945.

The PT-13 is on display in the World War II Gallery, where it will be part of an expanded Tuskegee Airmen exhibit scheduled to open in February 2015.

Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil for more information. DIANA BLOWERS, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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