Invasion of the Red Baron

Gatlinburg (WVLT) -- Red Baron Pizza helped the city of Gatlinburg gear up for its Independence Day celebration.

The 32nd Annual Midnight Independence Day Parade will take place in a couple of days.

To keep people anticipating, Red Baron brought along its antique planes and pilots.

"They were World War II trainers and we actually get a lot of people who come out trained in these very similar planes and then of course the kids come out and love to hear all the noise and see the great planes," said Ryan Mohr, a Red Baron Squadron Pilot, "and kids love pizza."

All the planes were built between 1941 and 1943.

The pizza company takes its name from German Flying Ace Manfredd Von Richthofen.

He earned the nickname after recording 80 air combat victories during World War I.