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- Members of the public gather to tour the inside of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress as part of a traveling exhibit featuring two World War II-era bombers and a fighter plane at the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring the vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang will be on display until noon on Feb. 5.

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- Members of the public gather to tour the inside of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress as part of a traveling exhibit featuring two World War II-era bombers and a fighter plane at the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring the vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang will be on display until noon on Feb. 5.

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- Members of the public gather to tour the inside of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress as part of a traveling exhibit featuring two World War II-era bombers and a fighter plane at the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring the vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang will be on display until noon on Feb. 5.
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- Ninety-year-old Calvin Harvey, a seasonal Bonita Springs resident from Bloomington, Minn., rides in the radio room of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber from the Page Field Airport in Fort Myers to the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The Collings Foundation invited Harvey, an Army Air Force Staff Sergeant in World War II, to ride on the plane as they moved their traveling airplane exhibit to Naples.  The last time Harvey rode in a B-17 bomber it was shot down over Nazi Germany and he spent the remainder of the war in a prisoner of war camp.
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- Fort Myers Beach is seen from the top hatch of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress as the Collings Foundation moves a traveling exhibit from Page Field Airport in Fort Myers to the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- A Consolidated B-24 Liberator is seen through a window on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress as the Collings Foundation prepares to move a traveling exhibit from Page Field Airport in Fort Myers to the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- Fort Myers resident James Stephens gives a thumbs up to 90-year-old Calvin Harvey, a seasonal Bonita Springs resident from Bloomington, Minn., as the two veterans ride in a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress with the Collings Foundation from Page Field Airport in Fort Myers to the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- Summerlin Road in Fort Myers is seen through the window of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress as the plane is flown with a traveling exhibit with the Collings Foundation to the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- North Naples is seen through the window of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress as the plane flies as part of a traveling exhibit with the Collings Foundation to the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- Fort Myers resident James Stephens snap photos of the nose turret  of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress as he rides on the World War II-era bomber with the Collings Foundation from Page Field Airport in Fort Myers to the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- Steve Arnold, a flight engineer with the Collings Foundation, sticks his head out of the top hatch of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress after landing at the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- Fort Myers resident James Stephens, right, exits a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress with 90-year-old Calvin Harvey, a seasonal Bonita Springs resident from Bloomington, Minn., as the two veterans conclude a ride in the historical bomber with the Collings Foundation from Page Field Airport in Fort Myers to the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- Ninety-year-old Calvin Harvey, a seasonal Bonita Springs resident from Bloomington, Minn., walks away from a ride on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress after riding on the historical bomber with the Collings Foundation from Page Field Airport in Fort Myers to the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.  The Collings Foundation invited Harvey, an Army Air Force Staff Sergeant in World War II, to ride on the plane as they moved their traveling exhibit to Naples. The last time Harvey rode in a B-17 bomber it was shot down over Nazi Germany and he spent the remainder of the war in a prisoner of war camp.
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- Ninety-year-old Leon Sher, of Oak Harbor, Wash., waits for the arrival of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane accompanying a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Consolidated B-24 Liberator on display with the Collings Foundation at the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Sher was a fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean War and is credited with sinking a Japanese destroyer ship with only the machine gun on a P-51 Mustang.
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- A group of home-schooled students, parents and teachers wave flags together as they gather to view a traveling historic military plane exhibit featuring a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Consolidated B-24 Liberator on display with the Collings Foundation at the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- Stenciled bombs decorate the side of a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber at a traveling exhibit with the Collings Foundation at the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- Naples resident Carrie Cross and her 17-month-old son, Dublin, view a pair of World War II-era bombers in a traveling exhibit with the Collings Foundation at the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- Members of the public wait to view a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber and a P-51 Mustang fighter plane as part of a traveling exhibit with the Collings Foundation at the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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- Naples resident Selig Alkon poses with a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber at a traveling exhibit with the Collings Foundation at the Naples Municipal Airport on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Alkon served as a navigator on the model bomber over North Africa and Italy during World War II.

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