Wings of Freedom Tour in Superior

By KBJR News 1

July 9, 2014 Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 9:34 PM CST

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- A P–51 Mustang fighter from World War II was among the planes that arrived at the Richard Bong Airport this afternoon for the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour.

A Boeing B–17 Flying Fortress "Nine-o-Nine" and a B–24 Witchcraft, both Heavy Bombers, also arrived on Wednesday.

Tours of the inside and outside of the planes are available to the public during the Wings of Freedom Tour.

The B-17 is one of only 8 remaining planes in flying condition.

The B-24 and the Mustang are the last examples of their type that are able to fly in the world.

All of the planes play a role in preserving a part of America's history.

"WWII, basically, is being forgotten in the schools, many are not teaching it anymore," said Mac McCauley, pilot of the B-17. "The veterans are all in their late 80s and early 90s and they are going to be gone soon, and this was an extremely important part of history as far as the preservation of freedom in the United States and the World during that time in the 40s."

WWII Veterans can tour the aircrafts for free through Friday.

For more information on admission prices and plane ride tickets, click here

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