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For the Wings of Freedom Tour in Marana put on by the Collings Foundation, the B24, left, B17, right, and P51 Mustang are readied for the weekend. The tour travels the nation a flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers who built them, the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect; and the citizens and families that share the freedom that they helped preserve.
Ryan Sanchez, who is a mechanic at the Marana Regional Airport, takes a photo of the ball turret on the B17 during the Wings of Freedom Tour stop in Marana this past weekend.
Tucsonan Jeff Hoffman, left, and SaddleBrooke resident Bill Todd take photos as the B17 lands at the Marana Regional Airport Friday.
The B17 flies around Marana during its approach.
The P51 Mustang comes in for a landing.
The B17 comes in for a landing.
World War II planes were on display this past weekend at Marana’s airport for the Wings of Freedom Tour.
The B17 makes its way across the runways at Marana’s airport as a personal airplane flies by.
After the B24 had landed, the B17 made its approach at the Marana Regional Airport.
The P51 Mustang.