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World War II Planes Coming to Alpena

Two World War II planes will soon be flying over Alpena.

As part of the Airpower History Tour presented by the Commemorative Air Force, both the B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” and the B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil” will land at the Alpena County Regional Airport on August 4. Also coming is the P-51 Mustang “Gunfighter”.

Fifi is the largest and most technically advanced aircraft of it’s time and first took flight in 1942. Its missions over japan helped bring an end to World War II and it was also used during the Korean war. It’s one of two B–29 bombers in the world still flying.

The public will have the opportunity to tour the planes August 5-7. It’s $20 for adults, $10 for ages 11 through 17, and free for kids under 10.

Rides are also offered but must be booked in advance by visiting airpowertour.org.