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Michigan Air Show Packs ‘Em In

Michigan Air Show Packs ‘Em In

The Thunder Over Michigan air show rumbled the heavens over Willow Run Airport during its final day Sunday.

Preliminary estimates indicate up to 40,000 people attended the two-day event that kicked off Saturday — serving up excitement and American aviation history, which was not always airborne.

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson knows intimately the inside of the North American P-51 Mustang — the World War II era single-pilot fighter plane flown by both the British Royal and U.S. air forces — which was on display at the Tuskegee Airmen area. He flew one as a member of the first and only all-black aviation 332nd Fighter Group during World War II called the Tuskegee Airmen.

For the complete story by Ursula Watson of The Detroit News, click here.

Updated: August 12, 2013 — 10:15 AM

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