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Al Cismowski of Duluth stands in his business, Al's Variety Store on Fourth Street. Cismowski is a World War II veteran pilot who flew C-47 cargo and transport planes, and on Tuesday he will be joining a group of Duluth WWII veterans on an Honor Flight to see memorials in Washington, D.C. (Clint Austin /

For World War II pilot, not just another flight: Northland's second Honor Flight headed to D.C.

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World War II veteran Al Cismowski is looking forward to making the Northland's second Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., this week. So much so that the former U.S. Army Air Corps pilot jokes that he will help fly the chartered plane if necessary.


"I'm sure it's going to most enjoyable," Cismowski, 90, said last week. "It's something I wouldn't be able to do on my own."

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