College students restore WWII plane

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SAN DIEGO – An old war plane was brought back to life after a group of college students and skilled volunteers came together.

Students from San Diego’s Miramar College of Aviation joined volunteers to completely restore a P-40 Curtiss Warhawk from World War II.

WWII PlaneThe restoration project took about 71 weeks and more than 18,000 worker hours to fix it up.

The plane was on display Saturday at Gillespie Field.

In the next week, the plane will be taken apart and sent by truck to a WWII museum in New Orleans.