“Ted Williams Airplane” to be in Bristol 4th of July Parade

F9F Panther
The F9F Panther at the Bristol Fourth of July Parade, 2011

On July 4th, Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame’s USS John F. Kennedy Project will feature a special kind of “float”–an F9F Panther jet fighter, the same type flown in combat by Red Sox legend Ted Williams during the Korean War. The restoration effort is endorsed by the Boston Red Sox, and has been supported financially by the Red Sox Foundation. It is one of several “hands on” technical projects the museum is developing as pilot programs in job training and workforce development.

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