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70 jets mark World War II achievement

By From staff reports
Published in News on April 16, 2012 1:46 PM

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4th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Patrick Doherty prepares his F-15E Strike Eagle for takeoff. The wing launched 70 jets this morning to commemorate those 4th Fighter Group aviators who made history during World War II.

Nearly 70 years after members of the 4th Fighter Group destroyed more than 100 German aircraft in a day, the aviators charged with carrying on their legacy set out on a mission to commemorate what transpired April 16, 1945....

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