LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston is about to give a salute to the Air Force.
Jerry Dewitt, chairman of the L&A Veterans Council, said that within the next year the park will take delivery of the Air Force version of the 44-foot Corsair A-7 attack bomber.
The park already has an Army jeep, a 5-inch rotating gun, an anchor and a shell from the USS Maine.
Dewitt tells the Sun Journal that the goal was to get a jet to represent the Air Force.
The Corsair last flew in Panama in 1991 following Operation Just Cause and is now sitting mostly forgotten at an airfield in Helena, Montana. Dewitt said it'll be trucked to Maine and placed on a mount that makes it appear that it's in flight.