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      Macomb residents fly through history with annual event

      The Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing B-25 Mitchell Bomber was the highlight of the event.

      Around 2,000 people came out to see a piece of history on Sunday morning.

      The annual Fly-In/Drive-In in Macomb was held at the Macomb Municipal Airport.

      Guests and their families got to take in a tractor show, airplane displays and a special bomber plane.

      The Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing B-25 Mitchell Bomber was the highlight of the event.

      Brought here by an organization aimed at preserving World War II aircraft, guests were able to take rides on the plane.

      "WW II was a long time ago. We're so involved with all of today's problems and people kind of forget the greatest generation. So this is what they do, we kind of keep their memory alive. They were neat people. They went out there, they fought, they died, they got hurt, they came back, and what'd they do when they came back, they went back and got their wife, their kids, raised their families and had a normal life like anyone else," Bob Moore, who travels with the B-25 Bomber said.

      The funds raised from this event go to support the Macomb and Colchester Lion's Club.