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New exhibit unveiled at Richard I Bong Veterans Center

SUPERIOR, WI — The Commemorative Air Force’s Lake Superior Squadron has unveiled a new exhibit at the Richard I Bong Veterans Center.

The Commemorative Air Force’s historical collection had previously been displayed at the Duluth International Airport, but was unable to continue to stay there.

The collection found its new home at the center, and it includes many items from World War II, some of which the Smithsonian has been seeking out.

The new exhibit has unique and sought after items on display, causing it to be a packed place on opening on Thursday night.

“So we were looking for a new home. Now, our squadron is so big that we had to divide it in two. Here at the Bong Veterans Center is our education and our museum. The aircraft portion is now located at the Bong Airport. We have two World War II Airplanes that we are rebuilding back to flying,” says Colonel DeWayne Tomasek.

Colonel Tomasek hopes the exhibit remains there for at least a year.

Krystal Frasier

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