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Diane and Ron Fagen are shown with the plane owned by Ron's late father, Raymond. The Ercoupe trainer is displayed in the gallery hangar.(Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Fagen Fighters World War II Museum ready for takeoff in Granite Falls, Minn.

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To appreciate how prized this collection of World War II aircraft is, know this: The new, 15,000-square-foot brick-faced hangar that holds them is built to be tornado proof.

Yet despite its strength and the firepower on display in it, the signature exhibit of the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum makes weak-kneed the strongest of warriors.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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