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History takes flight with World War II plane tour in Bethany

The Wings of Freedom Tour at Wiley Post Airport is in Bethany through Sunday. The event will feature a number of World War II-era airplanes, such as a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, a P-51 Mustang fighter and a B-24 bomber.

BY ADAM KEMP Modified: April 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm •  Published: April 7, 2013
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BETHANY — Crawling through the belly of the plane, hands brushed along the side of bombs tucked underneath.

It took some coaxing from Chris Monroe to get his 4-year-old son Landon up into the rear deck of the B-24J Liberator Heavy Bomber, but once there Landon explored everything around him — machine guns poking out of the window, radio controls lying about for him to pretend to use, and the narrow catwalk that passed over the bomb bay that led to the cockpit.

Monroe, who is in the...

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