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WWII planes visit Greenville

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Historic planes are in Greenville this weekend and some local WWII vets are getting to take flight with them

The "Wings of Freedom Tour" stopped at the Greenville Downtown Airport to offer vets a ride on a B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine," a B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" and a P-51 Mustang Fighter.

"These historic planes are quite rare and we are lucky that they have chosen to come to Greenville," stated Tim Bishop, Director of Museum Development for the Upcountry History Museum.

"During WWII, Greenville Army Airbase (now SCTAC) was a training center for B-24 and B-25 aircraft and it will be an exciting opportunity to see a B-24 flying over Greenville again," added Bishop.

Some Upstate veterans took flights in the B-17 over Greenville as part of the festivities.

The planes will be at the airport all weekend. Walk through tours are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

WWII veterans get into the grounds at no charge.

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