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Shop CAF GiftShop this Holiday Season

The CAF GiftShop is the place to buy official merchandise of the Commemorative Air Force. Your purchases help to support the mission of the Commemorative Air Force including the programs, aircraft restoration and aviation events held each year. This store has a variety of gifts and gear for any warbird enthusiast, of any age. Check out some of the new items now in stock at our store or visit us online to see the entire...

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Interview of Henri Ecochard, Free French, Piper L-4 Pilot

**(December 5, 2018 - Paris, France) **- CAF French Wing is proud to present the latest issue of its documentary series, History and Duty of Remembrance.

In this episode, Stephane Duchemin receives Mr. Henri Ecochard, Free French and Piper L-4 pilot.

Henri Ecochard was 16 when the war was declared in 1939 and 17 when, a year later, he joined Free French Army in England. In 1941, he left for Equatorial Africa and joined Syria in June. He took part in the Libyan campaigns in 1942 and Tunisia in 1943. He was trained on Piper L-4 in 1944 in Algeria and then liberated Europe with the 1st...

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NWOC Announces Strategic Partnership with D-Day Squadron

Oxford, Conn. – December 3, 2018 – The National Warbird Operator Conference (NWOC) announced a strategic partnership with the D-Day Squadron, offering the group the opportunity to make a presentation on their mission during the NWOC annual convention.

Momentum is building for the D-Day Squadron as the vintage warbird community continues to rally around this unprecedented opportunity to return 19 flying restored C-47 and DC-3 (the civilian version of the C-47) aircraft across the North Atlantic in late May 2019 to take part in honoring the few remaining D-Day veterans who are still with...

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Commemorative Air Force Fundraiser Supports WWII Aircraft Preservation and Flight

(DALLAS, November 27, 2018) – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF), the world’s largest flying museum, launches “12 Planes of Christmas,” an online giving campaign located at www.SupportCAF.org. Each year the CAF holds an annual fundraiser to help support and highlight projects for planes in need of restoration, maintenance or repairs. The campaign provides an opportunity to learn more about the CAF’s fleet of 170 authentic military airplanes and participate in supporting the efforts to preserve these iconic aircraft. All CAF aircraft...

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The Restorers – Season 1 Now Available Through Amazon Prime

**CLEVELAND, OHIO, November 26, 2018 - **The producers of the Emmy Award winning PBS hits Beyond The Powder and Red Tail Reborn now have a new historical aviation series available online to the U.S.; The Restorers – Season 1. The documentary series is now available through Amazon Prime streaming service.

The Restorers – Season 1 is the original aviation series that started it all. This exciting award-winning series examines warbird and vintage aircraft restorers and the planes they resurrect from the graves of history. Each one-hour episode is themed, containing several stories...

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CAF Dixie Wing Living Aviation History Series Presents the Mighty Eighth Air Force

PEACHTREE CITY, GA (Nov. 19, 2018) –Two docents from the National Museum of The Mighty Eighth Air Force in Savannah, Ga., will be at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum at 11 a.m. Dec. 8 to tell the history of the “Mighty Eighth” and its role in disrupting the German war effort in World War II. The Eighth Air Force heavy bombers and fighters played a key role and contributed substantially to the Allied victory in 1945, and the docents will include a presentation of the B-17 technical highlights.

Dr. Charles Sitrin and John Fog will be guest presenters for the...

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The Military Guide Resource List

For some the holidays can be a stressful time of year. The Military Guide recently published a list of resources for those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. Here is a list of resources. To learn more about The Military Guide visit- http://themilitaryguide.org/.

  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline - https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
  • Planning for Life after Discharge - https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/how-to-plan-for-life-after-discharge
  • Transition to Civilian Life -...
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Arizona CAF Museum Honors Veterans in November

MESA, AZ, November 6, 2018 – The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum (AZCAF) announces a number of events, memorials, new exhibits, and commemorations to honor America’s veterans in November 2018. AZCAF is the only museum in the Phoenix area that focuses on combat aviation history and offers rides to the public in World War II aircraft. It is a top-rated tripadvisor? attraction and receives thousands of visitors each year who learn how aviation evolved as a partner to combat operations from World War I through present. More information and related images can be found at a dropbox...

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TOCKR AND CAF TEAM UP TO DESIGN D-DAY C-47 WATCHES USING SALVAGED MATERIAL FROM HISTORIC WWII AIRCRAFT

Dallas, TX /Austin, TX (November 1, 2018) – Tockr and The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) have teamed up to create a series of watches made with rescued material from a historic C-47 known as That’s All, Brother, that lead the D-Day invasion. These limited-edition watches preserve vital history under each dial and contribute to CAF’s mission to fully restore the airplane to its original 1944 configuration.

As part of its efforts to preserve American military aviation history in order to educate, inspire and honor those who served, the CAF acquired the historic C-47That’s All, Brother...

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COMPLIMENTARY INNOVATION SHOWCASE EXHIBIT SPACE AVAILABLE FOR EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2019

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (November 1, 2018) — EAA is offering a limited number of complimentary exhibit locations for cutting-edge companies that seek to bring new products to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. The 67th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The approved exhibitors will be part of AirVenture’s Innovation Showcase, presented by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA). The showcase is focused on new technologies in...

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CAF Red Tail Squadron Publishes Complete Online Tuskegee Airmen Pilot Roster

Red Wing, Minn. – October 31, 2018 – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, announced today that they have published the first-ever complete, up-to-date and searchable Tuskegee Airmen Pilot Roster available to the public online. The database contains details of the 1,007 pilots to receive their wings through the Tuskegee Airmen program. Search the Pilot Roster on the CAF Red Tail Squadron website at redtail.org.

This landmark project was made possible by a collaboration of data from the Air Force Historical Research Agency and...

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JULIE CLARK ANNOUNCES THAT THE 2019 AIR SHOW SEASON WILL BE HER “FAREWELL TOUR”, MARKING THE COMPLETION OF HER AMAZING 41-YEAR CAREER AS A SOLO PERFORMER!

October 18, 2018, Chico, California- Throughout the years, airshow performer Julie Clark has entertained countless millions with her beautifully choreographed routine, touching her fans with her special blend of skill, artistry, music, humor and patriotism with every performance!

Julie has always and continues to directly interact with her fans after each performance. She answers questions, poses for pictures and signs autographs until the last one leaves. It is remarkable, that Julie is still flying the same, beautifully restored Beechcraft T-34 Mentor… an unparalleled...

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COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE TO HOST LEGENDS OF THE SKIES AWARDS LUNCHEON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 Local WWII Heroes and Female Aviator Beverly Bass to be Honored

**Dallas – October 18, 2018 – **In conjunction with CAF Wings Over Dallas, the largest WWII airshow in North Texas, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will bring together luminaries of both the aviation and military history world to celebrate the enormous contributions of Texas heroes at their second annual Legends of the Skies awards luncheon on Friday, October 26.

The Greatest Generation Award recognizes people that exemplify the spirit of the generation of Americans that fought for freedom, at home and abroad, during World War II. Honorees were selected for their representation of...

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Exclusive Access to D-Day C-47 Watch at www.tockr.com/dday

October 1, 2018, Dallas, TX - With the restoration of C-47 That’s All, Brother great care was taken to preserve every piece of the aircraft, including the aluminum skin that had to be replaced. Pitted with corrosion, the panels were carefully removed and put aside. Mechanics were instructed to save every piece of scrap they remove.

Around the time where the C-47 was being moved to its new home at the Central Texas Wing, fate steps in. A chance reading about a Texas-based watch brand reveals the company’s deeper link to aviation history. Tockr, as the brand is known, even carries a...

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Amazon.com now streaming warbird TV show Plane Resurrection

September 25, 2018, Dallas, TX - Plane Resurrection, the popular warbird television show featuring notable warbird restorations, is now available worldwide on Amazon.com. The series focuses on a specific aircraft each episode - telling its fascinating story from combat history, to restoration, and beyond. Viewers see the work and the passion that goes into operating these warbirds in depth. In season 2 Plane Resurrection, the amazing docu-follow series explores the "return to flight" stories of four classic bombers and an iconic P-51 Mustang. Five of the six episodes this season are...

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Support the CAF National Aviation Education Center in 2018

Help us capture the imagination of students through airplanes!

The National Aviation Education Center, located at Dallas Executive Airport in Dallas, Texas, will be the cornerstone of the CAF’s community outreach efforts within the North Texas community and across the country. We believe it’s important to invest in our students today to create the pilots, mechanics, and leaders of tomorrow.

The CAF was offered a matching challenge grant by the Ray Foundation to raise $2 million by the end of 2018. We need your help to meet this challenge. Each dollar you give between now and...

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CAF Members get 15% off at Tacticalgear.com

CAF Members receive a 15% off promo code to Tacticalgear.com

CAF Members receive 15% off when they use promo code COMAIR15

Tacticalgear.com is an online store serving law enforcement officers, military personnel, first responders and other members of the public safety community. (Code does not include clearance items and items that are already on sale.) Call tactical gear at (636) 680-8051 Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central for promo code or email...

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Valor Studios and D-Day Squadron Working Together to Put Historic Warbirds Over Normandy

Oxford, CT – September 24, 2018 – The D-Day Squadron announced the addition of further corporate support to its efforts to return a full squadron of World War II C-47s (known as the “Gooney Bird” or “Dakota”) to Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Valor Studios will be bolstering The D-Day Squadron’s efforts by offering four limited addition prints with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to the effort to fly 21 restored aircraft along the original route across the North Atlantic to participate in multiple events on June 2-5, 2019 at Duxford Airfield in the...

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Flying Musicians Seeks Student Musicians for Scholarship Programs

September 23, 2018, Fort Worth, TX: The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) has opened the floor for nominations to passionate student musicians for the 2019 FMA Solo program. FMA recognizes the correlation between hard work and skill required by both learning to fly and learning music. The path is unmistakable: practice, precision, working with others, multitasking, and ultimately performance. The 2019 FMA Solo Scholarship Program is open for nominations from music directors. This scholarship is unique, assisting an aspiring flight student from zero time to solo. FMA is excited about...

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CAF participates in North Texas Giving Day Sept. 20

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is again participating in this year’s North Texas Giving Day, an online giving event for people to support their favorite charities in the North Texas region.

Give to the CAF before midnight on Thursday, September 20th!

Increase the Impact of Your Gift While gifts of any size help, every gift of $25 or more made to the CAF through https://northtexasgivingday.org/commemorative-air-force qualifies for a percentage of bonus funds – making the impact of your gift even greater.

To...

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CAF Dixie Wing Inviting WWII Veterans to Honor 75th Anniversary of D-Day at WW II Heritage Days in April

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (Sept.12, 2018) – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hopes to have at least 75 WWII veterans attend to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe next spring. The historic event will be commemorated around the world in 2019, including the 16th annual WWII Heritage Days, April 27-28, 2019, at Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

“We had more than 60 veterans at WWII Heritage Days in 2018,” said Jim Buckley, leader of the all-volunteer CAF Dixie Wing. “We are reaching out to invite even more representatives of...

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D-Day Squadron Announces Collaboration with KOTA Longboards®

Oxford, Conn. – September 5th, 2018 – The D-Day Squadron, a full squadron of WW2 C-47s (known as the “Gooney Bird” or “Dakota”) that will be returning to Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, announced a new collaboration with Kota Longboards®. Kota, a custom longboard manufacturer, has developed a unique, limited-addition board exclusively for the D-Day Squadron. The manufacturer will donate $50 of each board sold to the squadron in support of their efforts to return to the skies over Normandy to commemorate one...

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Filming for the CAF RISE ABOVE:WASP Film Has Begun

AUGUST, 2018, Sweetwater, TX – Filming has begun for the CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP film at Avenger Field, the actual air base where the WASP trained for their various duties. Young actresses are in the process of bringing to life black-and-white-photos of the WASP from the 1940s, recreating history to be captured on film to be used to inspire and educate Americans of all ages.

In the past two years, the CAF Education team has been hard at work developing an experiential learning program that can easily be implemented by the many CAF units across the country. Part of that work is the...

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WWII Veteran Honored with Flight on B-25 Mitchell "Maid in the Shade"

AUGUST 27, 2018 Leesburg, VA – CAF Airbase Arizona B-25 Maid in the Shade arrived in Leesburg this week as part of the CAF Flying Legends Victory Tour. There they joined with the Culpeper, VA based CAF Capital Wing, which flew their TBM Avenger Doris Mae. Soon after arriving at Leesburg Executive Airport, The CAF Airbase Arizona members had the honor to welcome 98 year old World War II veteran, SGT. Stu Allen and his family, aboard the B-25 Maid in the Shade.

This was the first time that Allen had been on a B-25 since the war. Allen was a crew chief on a PBJ (Marine version of a...

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CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow Brings History to Life, OCTOBER 26-28

COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE AT WINGS OVER DALLAS, OCTOBER 26-28 Massive Airshow Commemorates the D-Day Invasion

(August 20, 2018, Dallas, TX) - North Texas’ largest airshow returns to Dallas Executive Airport October 26-28 when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosts Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow, presented by Frost Bank. The interactive event features spectacular flying demonstrations, battle reenactments, veteran appearances, living history encampments, hands-on family activities, aircraft rides, cockpit tours and more.

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Texas Medal of Honor Memorial on Display in Gainesville, Texas

(Gainesville, July 24, 2018) – The Texas Medal of Honor Memorial recently moved from Midland, Texas to a temporary home in the library building of the North Central Texas College (NCTC) in Gainesville, Texas. The Memorial honors native Texan recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. It can be viewed in the NCTC library building during normal opening hours and is accessible to the public. Free parking is available in front of the library building and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

Sculpted by Doyle Glass and Scott Boyer, the statue and accompanying exhibits were dedicated...

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Looking back at EAA AirVenture 2018

It’s been over a week since AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and several of us are still going through photos. The show featured several CAF warbirds including C-47 That’s All, Brother, PBJ Devil Dog, P-51 Gunfighter, P-51 Tuskegee Airmen, SB2C Helldiver, and more. Many of your watched your social media feeds explode with photos leaving your green with envy. You’ve got a whole year to plan to be there in person, Next year’s AirVenture is July 22-28, 2019. And if you can’t wait that long, you should be sure to grab your tickets for CAF Wings Over Dallas this October at...

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Commemorative Air Force Selects Henry “Hank” Coates as New President/CEO

(Oshkosh, WI – July 23, 2018) The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announced today that its General Staff (Board of Directors) has chosen Henry “Hank” Coates to serve as the new President/CEO of the organization, effective immediately.

“We are very enthusiastic to bring on Hank as our new president,” said CAF Chief of Staff, Doug Rozendaal. “He will play a key role in our organization’s leadership and is coming to us at a great time—in a period of remarkable growth and with tremendous opportunities in front of us. We have thoughtfully spent the past few months seeking out the best person to...

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Commemorative Air Force Confirms Accident with WWII Aircraft C-47 Bluebonnet Belle

(Burnet, Texas, July 21, 2018) - This morning a little after 9 a.m. Central, the Commemorative Air Force’s World War II aircraft, C-47 Bluebonnet Belle N47HL, had an accident at takeoff and caught fire. The accident occurred at Burnet Municipal Airport in Burnet, Texas where it is assigned to the Highland Lakes Squadron. There were 13 people on board the aircraft when the accident occurred. All 13 were able to exit the aircraft without any fatalities. A few suffered injuries and two are currently being treated at hospitals. The fire was extensive, and the aircraft is a total loss. The...

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D-Day Squadron Fleet Soaring Into AirVenture

Oxford, Conn. – July 16, 2018 – Representatives from the D-Day Squadron’s fleet of American C-47 and DC-3 aircraft are making their way to EAA’s AirVenture for the annual “World’s Greatest Aviation Festival.” 11 aircraft that are part of the D-Day Squadron will join forces to wow audiences and commemorate the D-Day invasion of Normandy nearly 75 years ago. The group aims to honor the citizen soldiers who helped liberate Europe and end the War, and build support for their upcoming journey across the Atlantic to commemorate the...

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WWII Heritage Days 2019 to Honor 75th Anniversary of D-Day

CAF Dixie Wing Volunteers recreate the 1940s

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (July 9, 2018) - the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe will be commemorated around the world in 2019, and Georgia will be part of it with the 16th annual WWII Heritage Days, April 27-28, 2019, at Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will recreate the 1940s era with the music of Glenn Miller at a Hangar Dance and displays of historic...

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ALL THINGS INNOVATION PROGRAMMING JULY 24 AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2018

New technologies, awards, thought leaders part of ‘what’s next’ in flight

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 12, 2018) — The cutting-edge technology and products that will drive general aviation’s next generation come together at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 on Tuesday, July 24, with a full Innovations Day of programming and events on the AirVenture grounds.

The 66th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The event is traditionally the venue where the...

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Greg Shelton to Receive 2018 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship

EAST TROY, WISCONSIN, June 11, 2018 -- World Airshow News has announced that Greg Shelton is the 2018 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. One of the most prestigious awards in the airshow industry, the list of Barber honorees reads like an airshow hall of fame.

Like many in the airshow business, Shelton’s interest in aviation started as a child. His father flew fighters in the U.S. Navy and Greg grew up watching fire bombers operate in northern California. He started flying lessons in 1982 using a Piper J-3 Cub, but before he could finish his license, Shelton traded in...

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Veterans Enjoy Hero Status at WWII Heritage Days

PEACHTREE CITY, GA. (April 30, 2018) – A record crowd helped welcome about 60 World War II veterans to the 15th Annual World War II Heritage Days at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum in Peachtree City, Ga. Rare vintage aircraft, including the restored B-17 Flying Fortress, “Texas Raiders,” completed the WWII atmosphere for the veterans, especially for five who actually flew on the historic aircraft. Two were B-17 crewmembers who had not been on the bombers in more than 70 years.

“It was truly heartwarming to see children and guests of all ages take time to...

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World’s Most Prestigious Air & Space Hall of Fame to Enshrine Distinguished Class of 2018

Peggy Whitson, Ellen Ochoa, Brad Tilden, Bruce Whitman, Lloyd “Fig” Newton, Richard I. Bong. Corporate Angel Network / Air Charity Network and other aviation and space legends to be honored at San Diego Air & Space Museum’s annual star-studded celebration.

San Diego, CA - May 07, 2018 – Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station (ISS) and holder of the record for most days in space by a NASA astronaut; Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in the world to go into space; Brad Tilden, Chairman/CEO of Alaska Air Group, parent company of Alaska...

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Battle of Midway 76th Commemoration Ceremony Invitation

On June 2, 2018, American Veterans “AMVETS” Hawaii and the Barbers Point Riding Club will be hosting the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The Battle of Midway was a major turning point in World War II.

Please accept and share this invitation to commemorate the incredible victory at Midway made possible because of the immense skill and bravery of the men who fought in the skies, on land, and in and under the sea. The outcome of the battle was truly built on their heroism and sacrifice. And on this day and every day, we honor the service of our heroes.

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D-Day Veteran C-47 to Appear at the DeKalb Peachtree Airport Good Neighbor Day Open House and Airshow

Oxford, Conn. – May 7, 2018 – The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II-era aircraft, is bringing their D-Day veteran – the C-47 Placid Lassie of the D-Day Squadron – to the upcoming DeKalb Peachtree Airport Good Neighbor Day Open House and Airshow, Saturday, May 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The FREE family friendly event will feature numerous aerobatic performances, aircraft on static display and an array of exhibitors and vendors.

Visitors will get to see Placid Lassie on static display for up close viewing and cockpit tours. The crew...

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D-Day Squadron to Make Debut at SUN ‘n FUN with Four Historic Aircraft

Oxford, Conn. – April 3, 2018 – The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II era aircraft, is proud to debut their newly minted D-Day Squadron at this year’s SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in and Expo. The group will feature four D-Day Squadron C-47 and DC-3 aircraft that are preparing to cross the Atlantic...

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Monument Dedication Planned for B-24 Liberator Crew in Iceland

A stone and stainless steel monument will be dedicated on May 3, 2018 honoring Americans who died in the crash of the B-24 Liberator called Hot Stuff in inclement weather near Grindavik, Iceland on May 3, 1943.

May 3, 2018 will mark the 75th anniversary of the death of one of America’s great military leaders and the loss of the B-24 Liberator Hot Stuff, the first heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force to complete 25 missions. It crashed into a mountain in Iceland while trying to land in inclement weather. A monument will be dedicated near the crash site on May 3, 2018, honoring Lt....

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CAF’s P-47 Thunderbolt Heads to California

Camarillo, California (March 26, 2018) - The P-47 was one of the most produced American World War II aircraft, with more than 15,000 built. It is an important aircraft in the CAF’s fleet, but this P-47 is no longer airworthy. The Flying Museum Board of the Commemorative Air Force recently made the decision to assign the P-47 restoration project to the Southern California Wing in Camarillo, California.

In 2006, the CAF P-47 was on a test flight in Albuquerque after a maintenance period. Moments after takeoff the aircraft’s engine caught fire. The pilot executed an extremely skilled...

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Launch of D-Day Squadron to Bring American C-47s Back Over Beaches of Normandy in Epic Flyover Event

Oxford, Conn. – February 5, 2018 – The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II era aircraft, today announced the launch of the D-Day Squadron) to honor the citizen soldiers who helped liberate Europe and end the War. They will lead a contingent of American C-47 aircraft in a trans-Atlantic trek to participate in the Daks Over Normandy event from June 2-6, 2019 which will include a mass flyover across the English Channel...

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WWII Aircraft that Led the D-Day Invasion Flies Again

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF), a non-profit flying museum, announces that the aircraft that led a formation of more than 800 C-47s to Normandy to drop paratroopers on D-Day, will take its first flight since the restoration began. On January 31, 2018, at 1 p.m. CST in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, D-Day C-47 That’s All, Brother will return to the sky.

It has been nearly ten years since C-47 That’s All, Brother flew, but the airplane’s incredible D-Day history was only recently discovered by U.S. Air Force historian, Matt Scales. This airplane, which led the first major blow in the Allied...

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B-17 Bomber to Arrive for WWII Heritage Days

15th Annual CAF Event Honors Medal of Honor Recipients

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (Jan. 29, 2018) - A restored B-17 Flying Fortress, “Texas Raiders”, will arrive in Atlanta for the 15th annual World War II Heritage Days April 21-22 at the Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Ga. Ground tours will be available, and rides can be purchased for flights Friday through Sunday, April 20-22.

Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts the event at the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum adjacent to the airport, and this year will pay tribute to Medal of Honor recipients from...

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Tex Hill Wing to Host Vietnam Remembrance Event in San Antonio

(January 24, 2018- San Antonio) - It's been a half century since the infamous 1968 Tet Offensive forced America to re-think its involvement in the Vietnam War. The CAF's Tex Hill Wing on Feb. 17 will host Tet '68 Plus 50 at Stinson Municipal Airport in San Antonio to honor Vietnam War veterans and showcase some of the conflict's aircraft, vehicles and military equipment. " 'Tet' was the pivoting point in America's Vietnam odyssey," says event organizer and Tex Hill Wing member Morgan Montalvo. "Tet is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, and both sides had grown accustomed to annual ceasefires...

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The CAF Alaska Wing is set to repaint their Harvard

January 2, 2018 – (Anchorage, Alaska) - The CAF’s most northern unit, the Col Mike Hunt Alaska Wing is working to repaint their assigned Harvard and are looking for interested volunteers. The aircraft is 66 years old and is long overdue for a new paint job. The project is made possible because of some recent fundraisers and increased activity/ engagement with the community. The group would like to freshen up the Harvard for the 2018 airshow season - especially for Arctic Thunder June 30 – July 1, 2018.

Chuck Miller and the crew at Chaz Aero Aircraft Refinish have generously donated a...

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Living Aviation History Day Features History of Racing Planes

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (Dec. 11, 2017) – Noted aviation racer Thom Richard will relate his experiences and discuss the history of air racing in the final Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Living Aviation History Day program for 2017. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Museum hangar, 1200 Echo Ct., Peachtree City, Ga., adjacent to Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. Admission is $10, with veterans and active military members admitted free. Click HERE for details.

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CAF Coyote Wing Members Receive Prestigious Award

Corsicana, Texas - (May 21, 2017) Three members of the Coyote Squadron, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force based in Corsicana, Texas received the Master Pilot Award. The Wright Brothers “Master Pilot Award” is the most prestigious award that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

It is named after the Wright Brothers, the first American pilots, to recognize individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years. This award has been given to less than 3,200...

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Tuskegee Airmen Story Told at Peachtree City, GA Hangar May 20

PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia. (May 15, 2017) – The renowned Tuskegee Airmen and their successors in the U.S. Air Force broke many barriers on their way to aviation history. Researcher/Historian Zellie Orr and a panel of Tuskegee Airmen and successors will discuss the stories of this famed group at the May 20 Living Aviation History program, presented by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Museum. The program will begin at 11 a.m. in the museum hangar located at 1200 Echo Ct., Peachtree City, Georgia. The building is adjacent to Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. General admission...

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Inland Empire Wing Membership Moves Ahead

Remembering Someone Else by Bill Prosser, CAF Inland Empire Wing Leader

Photo by Camm Kirk

(Riverside, California - May 11, 2017) The following is a portion of an article that I wrote as the Executive Officer of the Inland Empire Wing many years ago. Let me begin by saying that this article Does Not Apply to the Inland Empire Wing as it is now, I will explain more later.

*We are all saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our wings most valuable members, Someone Else. Someone’s passing created a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many...

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Wings Over St. Louis on Memorial Day Weekend

(St. Louis – May 10, 2017) – This Memorial Day Weekend the skies of St. Louis will be full of authentic World War II aircraft that will fly into Spirit of St. Louis Airport. The 3-day event runs Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 and is open to the public. Historic aircraft including authentic bombing and training aircraft will be on display and available for rides. These aircraft are powerful American icons bringing the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to St. Louis area.

The event will be open to the public May 27 - 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will take...

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