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10000 visit WW2 Museum, 'flying museum' joint expo

10000 visit WW2 Museum, 'flying museum' joint expo

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National World War II Museum says more than 10,000 people came out to the WWII AirPower Expo put on over the weekend with the Commemorative Air Force.

Veterans who flew or few in the aircraft during the war spent the weekend speaking to visitors at Lakefront Airport. The visitors could also go into the cockpits and, for a fee, fly in them.

Museum president and CEO Gordon "Nick" Mueller says it was a living example of the museum's mission, with generations coming together to pass on stories of the war.

Officials say the event will return next fall.

The Commemorative Air Force calls itself the world's largest flying museum. It's a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring American military aviation history through flight, exhibition and remembrance.

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