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Photos provided Don Beerbower is shown in his P-51 Mustang, Bonnie "B".

Sailer tells tale of fighter pilot Beerbower

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Wadena author Paul Sailer has a book coming out in November profiling Major Don Beerbower, a P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. It is called "The Oranges are Sweet."


Beerbower is a friend of Sailer's father in their hometown of Hill City, Minn.

Beerbower's father worked at the Farmers Equity Creamery in Wadena in 1922 as a buttermaker before moving to Hill City. Major Beerbower was one of America's top aces.

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