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Vintage Aviation Publications Acquires Warbirds News

Vintage Aviation Publications Acquires Warbirds News

Huntington, IN – Vintage Aviation Publications, publisher of Warbird Digest, (warbirddigest.com) has announced the acquisition of Warbirds News ( warbirdsnews.com), the popular online news platform dedicated to warbird restoration and aviation museums. Warbird Digest was recently re-acquired by its original founder, Tim Savage, who first created the publication in 2004. As part of a strategic development plan, Savage wants to add a[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 0 comments Press Releases, Warbirds News
Members of John Dean Armstrong’s family and pilots from the 23rd Fighter Group pose for a photo, June 17, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Eighty members of Armstrong’s family came from across the country to welcome Armstrong home after being missing for 75 years. The 23rd Fighter Group performed a missing man flyover for Armstrong's funeral. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

Air Force Salutes ‘Flying Tiger’ After 75 Year Journey Home

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — Blood is thicker than water. For the family of an American Volunteer Group pilot killed in a 1941 training accident in Burma, it ran the Pacific Ocean and spurred a search lasting until his remains reached Kansas 75 years later. John Dean Armstrong, a Hutchinson, Kansas native, was buried Saturday, June 17, in his[Read More…]

by September 17, 2017 0 comments Articles, WWII Events
A sunset Mission to Honor the Canadians in The Battle of Britain

A sunset Mission to Honor the Canadians in The Battle of Britain

By Dave O’Malley On September 15, 1940, the future of Great Britain was unknown. The Luftwaffe’s Heinkel and Dornier bombers, accompanied by hordes of Messerschmitt fighters, had been hammering cities and airbases on an almost daily basis for more than two months.  On this particular Sunday, the epic aerial conflict we now call the Battle of Britain reached its zenith.[Read More…]

Mid America Flight Museum Acquires Grumman Duck

Mid America Flight Museum Acquires Grumman Duck

Scott Glover’s Mid America Flight Museum has just secured a truly historic aircraft for their collection, the magnificently restored Grumman J2F-4 Duck Bu.1649. This Duck was present at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, and flew search and rescue operations following the attack. Glover purchased the beautiful amphibian from long-time owner, Chuck Greenhill, and has spent the past several days ferrying the aircraft in stages from Kenosha,[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Aircraft Restoration, Warbirds News
J9Y5MA The last of the Tuskegee Airmen veterans on stage during the National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol west lawn May 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.    (photo by Dominique A. Pineiro /DoD via Planetpix)

Tuskegee Airmen Highlight 2017 Atlanta Warbird Weekend Dinner

Original Tuskegee Airmen veterans will share their fascinating experiences and stories at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) “Dinner with the Tuskegee Airmen,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant, Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. 

This is a rare event to hear first-hand about WWII from some of the dwindling number of heroes who flew the aircraft and experienced[Read More…]

by September 5, 2017 0 comments Commemorative Air Force, WWII Events