Inland Empire Wing Riverside, CA

Address:
Riverside Municipal Airport
6936 Flight Rd
Riverside, CA 92504

Contact number:
(951) 312-5236

Website:
https://www.inlandempirecaf.com/

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    C-53 Skytrooper D-Day Doll More D-Day Doll Info

    It was built at the Douglas factory in Santa Monica, California. It is one of 159 C-53Ds and was delivered to AAF on July 7, 1943. It was assigned to the 434th Troop Carrier Group and was stationed at various locations (Alliance Field, NE, Baer Field, IN, Fullbeck, UK, and Welford Park, UK) before arriving at Royal Air Force (RAF) Aldermaston, UK in march 1944. The 434th TCG consisted of HQ and the 71st to 74th Squadrons. Aircraft 830 was assigned to the 72nd Squadron (CU). The group's D-Day mission was to tow gliders carrying reinforcements to 101st Division troops who had been dropped earlier in the night near Utah Beach. At 0119, June 6, 1944, 52 of the Group's airplanes, each... ...

    The Inland Empire Wing (IEW) was formed as the "Inland Empire Wing" of the CAF. Its hangar is located in Hanger "S" on 6936 Flight Road at the Riverside Municipal Airport in Riverside, California. ? The IEW's hangar and WWII museum currently displays a T-6 Harvard II , an L-4 "Scout", a PT-22 "", and our C-53 Sky Trooper, "D-Day Doll". ? The IEW is a purely volunteer-driven organization. The members and volunteers dedicate their efforts to a variety of local projects, such as the maintenance and restoration of WWII aircraft, memorial flights at special events, contribution of museum displays to educate the public, and providing support and a presence at Southern California air shows.

    The IEW presents monthly member gatherings and Hanger Days, plus annual fund raising events, such as this year's Wheels to Warbirds pancake breakfast and our appearances at air shows around the nation. ? We invite you to join us to share an interest in history, aviation and community education endeavors.

    May
    10
    May
    11
    Louisville, KY

    D-Day Doll Tour Stop More Info

    Be sure to catch the C-53 D-Day Doll before she takes off for the trip to Normandy. This aircraft has a fascinating service history. She will be stopping in Louisville, KY prior to departing to Europe in May. At this stop, the aircraft will be giving rides, which can be booked online in advance, Click here

    May
    12
    May
    13
    Urbana, OH

    D-Day Doll Tour Stop More Info

    Be sure to catch the C-53 D-Day Doll before she takes off for the trip to Normandy. This aircraft has a fascinating service history. She will be stopping in Urbana, OH prior to departing to Europe in May. At this stop, the aircraft will be giving rides, which can be booked online in advance, Click here

    May
    25
    Chino, CA

    Memorial Day-Fly Over-Salute to Veterans and Frontline Covid-19 Health Care Workers More Info

    May 25, at 12 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone). A Memorial Day flyover salute to Veterans and Frontline Covid-19 Health Care Workers. This 90-minute flyover of several WWII era aircraft as a salute to all veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today and to honor Frontline Covid-19 Health Care Worker heroes of today. We will be performing a flyover tribute with WWII era aircraft, over Southern California’s 2 National Cemetery’s, VA, USC, UCLA, CHOC, Loma Linda, City of Hope Medical Centers and Hospitals, and the Battleship USS Iowa. Onboard the lead aircraft CAF Inland Empire Wings D-Day Doll, Veterans from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam will be invited to join us as our... ...
    Jul
    02
    Chino, CA

    Planes of Fame - Hangar Talk with D-Day Doll More Info

    On Saturday, July 2, 2022, Planes of Fame Air Museum presents Hangar Talk event with our Flying Demo. The Museum will be featuring the Douglas C-53D Skytrooper *D-Day Doll.* * Museum doors will open at 9:00am on this day * Hangar Talk begins at 10:30am and lasts until 12:00pm * At 12:15pm, we'll be hosting our "Flying Demo" featuring the Douglas C-53D Skytrooper. * Living Historian "re-enactors" and Museum Guides will be on hand, as well as access to the B-17 "Flying Fortress", activities for younger visitors, Coffee & Smoothies, Tacos, and Ice Cream available for all. We'll be hosting an "Opportunity Drawing" of an outstanding piece of framed aviation art (proceeds go to... ...
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