Three planes settle into fingertip formation. As part of the Texas Veteran Liberators Project held at the capitol on Nov. 9, four WWII era planes did a flyover. (Starlight Williams/Community Impact Newspaper)
To honor the veterans who liberated concentration camp survivors during WWII, the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force joined the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission to do a missing man flyover over the state capitol.
Leading up to Veterans Day, the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission launched its Texas Veteran Liberators Project. The project aims to honor WWII veterans who liberated concentration camps during WWII and give them a place to recount their narratives. It also allows concentration camp survivors to reconnect with their rescuers.
According to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission this is the first reunion of its type.
Pilot Taylor Stevenson discusses the importance of the project.
Taking off at 3 p.m., four WWII-era T-6 planes took the skies at the end of the ceremony at the capitol. Pilot Joe Enzminger describes the flight and the formation the pilots took.
Starlight Williams joined Community Impact Newspaper July 2017 after graduating Loyola University New Orleans. She spent her time covering city government, education and business news in the Buda and Kyle area. Starlight moved on from Community Impact July 2018.