Pilots reenact USS Kidd attack with a bang
BATON ROUGE - Members of the Southern Heritage Air Foundation made their annual fly-over the USS Kidd, reenacting an air raid on the USS Kidd during WWII. The raid happened in April, 1965 when the Kidd was struck by Japanese forces in waters south of Japan.
The reenactment, remembers the 38 people who died, and dozens more who were injured.
"It's a great day to celebrate them," said pilot Dan Fordice. "The freedom they've given us in this country. Honoring the Kidd and what the Kidd stands for, and all the people that fought in WWII."
Three pilots, and friends, flew planes over the Mississippi River and USS Kidd this afternoon, in perfect synchronization.