World War II Veteran Gets Ride In WWII-Era Plane At Jones Airport


Sunday, November 21st 2021, 9:40 pm
By: Chinh Doan


TULSA, Oklahoma -

The soldier believed to be the first boots on Omaha Beach on D-Day was at the Jones Airport in Jenks on Sunday.

98-year-old World War Two veteran Bill Parker got a special ride on a T-6 Texan airplane.

The WWII-era plane was used to train pilots during the war.

"Well, it was something I never did expect to do but as you do it, it's alright. Everybody ought to take at least one," said Parker.

Parker was recently the Parade Marshal for Claremore's Veterans Day Parade.

He will also travel to Belgium soon to receive a Medal of Honor for his efforts during the war.