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391st Bomb Group Restaurant, West Palm Beach, Florida

The last of the 391st Bomb Group's famed brunches was served Sunday, October 15, 2006, and before then, the final bowls of beer cheese soup and plates of prime rib.

The popular World War II-themed restaurant, which overlooks Palm Beach International Airport's runway 9 right, is closing after 24 years. An extensive collection of photos and military memorabilia from World War II decorates the restaurant and its grounds. A tank sits outside the entrance of the squat building that's themed as something of a bunker.

Music from The Andrews Sisters and Benny Goodman serve as soundtracks in the dining room. Speeches by Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt play in the men's room. Diners could request window seats that allowed them to watch the planes taking off and landing nearby. Headsets in the booths, popular with kids and aviation buffs, plug into the frequency of the airport tower's traffic control booth. We are all going to really miss this place!

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