Commemorative Air Force

Members of the 13th Bomb Squadron (BS) pose for a reenactment photo depicting the “acquiring” of a North American B-25 Mitchell at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 11, 2017. The 13th BS celebrated 100 years of service on June 14, 2017. 75 years ago, the 13th “acquired” 24 B-25s from the Dutch Air Force during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyler Alexander)

13th Bomb Squadron: “Appropriating” Bomber Once Again

Nearly 75 years ago, the 13th Bomber Squadron was anxious to take the fight back to the Japanese after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Their only issue? They were without any aircraft. Forward deployed at the time to Brisbane, Australia, the 13thBomber Squadron pitched tents and questioned how they were to fight without their beloved A-20 Havoc medium bombers. The[Read More…]

A photo of the CAF Dixie Wing's P-63 Kingcobra taken in 1945 at Moffett Filed, CA.

Historic P-63 NACA Markings to be Unveiled During “Warbirds in Review” at AirVenture 2017

  The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) newly restored Bell P-63A Kingcobra will join the “Warbirds in Review” program at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)  AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin between July 24th and 30th, 2017. The aircraft spent 16 years under restoration before flying again this spring at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Georgia. The P-63, restored and operated[Read More…]

Tuskegee Airmen Story Coming to May 20 Living Aviation History Day

Tuskegee Airmen Story Coming to May 20 Living Aviation History Day

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[Read More…]

CAF Fighters & Bombers Tour to Visit Greenville, S.C

CAF Fighters & Bombers Tour to Visit Greenville, S.C

Three iconic World War II aircraft will bring history alive May 6-7 at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), Airport Rd Ext., Greenville, S.C.  The Minnesota Wing and the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will bring a B-25, “Miss Mitchell”; a P-51, “Red Nose”; and an SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber for the enjoyment of aviation fans in the[Read More…]

What paint scheme do you like better? :-) ( Photo by John Cutright via Greg Morehead)

SoCal Wing’s PBJ Transformed for Doolittle Filming

By Greg Morehead Photos: Glen Tagami (A2A); John Cutright (ground) The recent completion of the only flying example of a PBJ-1 Mitchell by the Southern California (SoCal) Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has been followed by well-deserved media attention. The Smithsonian Channel’s new reality show, Weapon Hunter, recently featured the bomber in an episode that offered a rare[Read More…]