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Photos and video: Grumman C-1 Trader flying in the Duluth Airshow

Miss Belle is a vintage military aircraft. She was also the last C-1A to retire from the Navy after serving from 1958 to 1988.

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Tom Dittmer of Topeka, Kansas, crewmember for the Grumman C-1 Trader watches as the engines start on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Duluth International Airport. The C-1 Trader carried mail and supplies to aircraft carriers on station in the Pacific Ocean during the Vietnam War and also served as a trainer for all-weather carrier operations. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
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Grumman C-1 Trader crewmember Tom Dittmer of Topeka, Kansas, cleans the a portion of the plane on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Duluth International Airport. The C-1 Trader uses rotary engines which drip oil during operation. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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A Grumman C-1 Trader taxis for takeoff on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Duluth International Airport. The C-1 Trader carried mail and supplies to aircraft carriers on station in the Pacific Ocean during the Vietnam War and also served as a trainer for all-weather carrier operations. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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A window in the door of a Grumman C-1 Trader frames its crew on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Duluth International Airport. The C-1 Trader carried mail and supplies to aircraft carriers on station in the Pacific Ocean during the Vietnam War and also served as a trainer for all-weather carrier operations. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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Grumman C-1 Trader crewmember Tom Dittmer of Topeka, Kansas, hand rotates a propeller on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Duluth International Airport. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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One of the two propellers and Wright R-1820 Cyclone radial engines of the Grumman C-1 Trader on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Duluth International Airport. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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The Grumman C-1 Trader takes flight on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Duluth International Airport. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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Robert Eichkorn cleans the Grumman C-1 Trader on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Duluth International Airport. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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Grumman C-1 Trader crewmember Tom Dittmer of Topeka, Kansas, cleans the a portion of the plane on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Duluth International Airport. The C-1 Trader uses rotary engines which drip oil during operation. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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