La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - Three World War II era planes flew into La Crosse this afternoon as a part of a traveling World War II museum.
The Wings of Freedom Tour is based out of Massachusetts and has been flying around the country offering tours to the public for twenty-three years.
The line up includes a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator, and a North American P-51 Mustang.
"People are still enamored with World War II history. I think it was the country's greatest time and people still wanna relive that and capture a little bit of the memory, and they can do it through these aircrafts from the men who flew them and the women that built them," said Jim Harley, a pilot for the Wings of Freedom Tour.
Many veterans made it out to see the planes, including Gayle Grim. He believes that this is a great way for younger Americans to witness a piece of our nation's history.
"To keep interest in our defense forces, for instance, and the fact that this was high tech stuff in the 40's and 50's and I'm proud to be one of the high tech boys from back in those days," said Grim.
You can take tours, rides, and even have a chance to fly the Mustang.
Admission is$12 for adults and $6 for kids. A ride in the planes costs $425.
They are in town until July 23 through July 25.
They are open to the public July 24th 9am until 5pm and July 25th 9am until 12pm.
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