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WWII bomber restored in Ohio for display in N.Y.

B-26 now at 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
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A B-26 World War II bomber restored during 12 years of volunteer work in central Ohio has been flown to a museum in New York.

According to the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, the Historical Aircraft Squadron in Lancaster, Ohio, donated the labor needed to get the twin-engine plane back into flying condition, and the California plane collector who owns it paid about $200,000 for parts.

The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette reports the 26,000-pound plane was flown July 5 to the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum in Geneseo, N.Y., for display.

The squadron says the aircraft was introduced to combat late in World War II and flew in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Squadron and museum officials say the plane that started out as an A-26 bomber was later designated as a B-26. They say operational planes of either type are rare. Only 47 are registered, and less than a dozen are actually flown.

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