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Updated: 01/22/2014 03:13:33PM

Bombers regroup in Venice

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE COLLINGS FOUNDATION

A North American P-51 Mustang, top pof photo, modified to become a two-seater, with a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, center, and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, foreground, will fly into Venice Friday afternoon for the 25th annual Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom tour.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE COLLINGS FOUNDATION

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, above, and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, foreground, will fly into Venice Friday afternoon on the 25th annual Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom tour.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE COLLINGS FOUNDATION

P-51 Mustangs were used for pilot training at Venice during World War II. This one, modified as a two-seater, can be used to offer 30- or 60-minute rides while the planes are in Venice. The cost is $2,400 for a 30-minute ride.

By KIM COOL

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Shades of WWII.

Just as they did from 1943-45, World War II planes will fly over Venice this weekend.

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