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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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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
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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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Visitors had the opportunity to climb aboard, explore and learn more about the aircraft. There were also a few people who took a 30-minute flight.

The Wings of Freedom Tour travels the nation as a tribute to the flight crews, ground crews, manufacturers and veterans, citizens and families that share the freedom they helped preserve.

The Collings Foundation is the non-profit that organized the tour. This is the 25th year of the Wings of Freedom Tour, which averages visits to 110 cities in 35 states each year.

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