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Mary Beth and Allan Dolezal of Verndale had their photo taken by their grandson, Josh Lentz (right) of Browerville, next to a B-24J Liberator. This is the last of its kind flying in the world. Allan was scheduled to go up for a flight in the bomber Tuesday night – he said it was on his bucket list. He’s an Air Force veteran and he’s studied and read about WWII aircraft for the last 60 years. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Wings of Freedom Tour lands in Alexandria

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Relics of aviation history flew into Alexandria this week as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Three aircraft were displayed Monday through Wednesday at Chandler Field – a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and a P-51 Mustang Fighter.


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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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