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      WWII veterans take a trip down memory lane

      They group of cadets gathered at the Douglas Air Base and were able to take flights on PT 17's and AT 6's. / Courtney Highfield

      A group of World War II Air Force veterans gathered in Douglas today for a reunion and a ceremony.

      They group of cadets gathered at the Douglas Air Base and were able to take flights on PT 17's and AT 6's. The cadets that attended the event actually trained and learned how to fly planes on that base before being deployed in WWII.

      The Mayor of Douglas was also there to unveil a historic marker that officially adds the air base to the National Register of Historic Places.

      Several veterans told FOX 31 how much it means to them to keep the base up and running; they say it's especially important for the younger generation to come and learn about the history of our country.

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