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Veterans and vintage aircraft to be honored at Peru airshow Saturday

Veterans and vintage aircraft to be honored at Peru airshow Saturday
Steve Stout

If the weather cooperates this Saturday, the Illinois Valley Regional Airport-Walter Duncan Field in Peru will again host a gathering of WWII Fighter Aircraft, including up to 15 TBM Avenger fighter planes, during an airfield and airborne tribute to local veterans of all military branches.

The event, organized by the city of Peru and free to the public, will showcase hundreds of aircraft including a Blackhawk Helicopter, Sky Raiders, B-25’s, Grumman F4F Wildcats, P-51 Mustangs, B-25 Mitchells and F-86s among other vintage planes.

The inaugural event, conducted last year and attended by thousands, won distinction as one of the largest gatherings of TBM Avengers in…

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