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DAYTON, Ohio -- The B-17F "Memphis Belle" is readied for restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Memphis Belle to be Placed on Public Display in May 2018

One of the most recognizable symbols of World War II will once again report for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.  The B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United[Read More…]

AVI-8 Introduces the Lancaster Series

AVI-8 Introduces the Lancaster Series

Leather jackets.  Sunglasses.  Silk scarves.  Big watches.  Clichés though they might be, these items are historically must-haves for pilots.  In the case of the latter, pilots have a multitude of choices from Citizen and Tag Heuer to Brietling and Bremont, all of which add style and class to any wearer whether they are in cockpit or ready room.  However, there[Read More…]

Red Canoe, a Brand Born From Passion for Aviation

Red Canoe, a Brand Born From Passion for Aviation

It is a well known that most aviation enthusiasts collect aviation-themed items of one sort or another.  Who hasn’t gone to an air show or museum without coming away with a special memento or three? Whether it be t-shirts, hats, patches, or other aviation-related ephemera, there is usually something for every wallet range.  However, finding high-quality items for a reasonable[Read More…]

B-25J "Miss Mitchell"

Minnesota and Dixie Wings Collaborate on New Tour of Southeast

The Minnesota Wing and the Dixie Wing are teaming up for a unique tour in several southeast states to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid over Japan. The tour will include five stops with the Minnesota Wing’s B-25, “Miss Mitchell,” and the Dixie Wing’s P-51, “Red Nose”, and SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber. The Minnesota Wing’s tour season starts with[Read More…]

by January 9, 2017 1 comment Commemorative Air Force, WWII Events
WWII Heritage Days Salutes Doolittle Raid, Battle of Midway

WWII Heritage Days Salutes Doolittle Raid, Battle of Midway

PRESS RELEASE –  America was losing the Second World War in the Pacific until an unprecedented one-way mission by Army bombers launched from a Navy aircraft carrier prompted an air-sea battle that changed the course of history. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will mark the 75th Anniversaries of the Doolittle Raid and Battle of Midway throughout the 14th[Read More…]

by January 9, 2017 0 comments Press Releases, WWII Events