Commemorative Air Force

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…]

WWII veteran Norman Monfort at the 2016 CAF Dixie Wing  WWII Heritage Days viewing where his ship was hit by  Japanese shore fire off Tinian.

CAF Dixie Wing Features Unique Veteran Locating Service at WWII Heritage Days

Most Americans have relatives who served in World War II in some capacity, yet they may have little understanding of where those relatives served or what historic events they may have experienced. WWII veterans themselves often could not see the bigger picture of a conflict that spanned the globe. Many relatives worked in the Arsenal of Democracy, industries that contributed[Read More…]

The CAF P-40 Warhawk.Photo by Glenn Watson

CAF Living Aviation History Day Features “Flying Tigers” in March

The American Volunteer Group (AVG), known as the “Flying Tigers,” successfully battled the Japanese in the sky under the command of Gen. Claire Chenault before the United States entered World War II. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum will feature the story of the Flying Tigers in the next Living Aviation History Day series at 11 a.m.[Read More…]

The beautiful silhouette of the Bell P-63 Kingcobra. (Photo by John Willhoff)

CAF Dixie Wing P-63A Flies!

By Moreno Aguiari & Stephen Chapis After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, 16 years of restoration, being affected by the Mississippi River flood of 1993 and countless man hours by the dedicated volunteers of the CAF Dixie Wing, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the first time on[Read More…]

A magnificent shot of the CAF Red Tail Squadron's P-51C Mustang by the great aviation photographer, Max Haynes. (photo via CAF)

CAF Red Tail Squadron Returns to Air Show Circuit with Impressive Line-up

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, announced their line-up for upcoming events around the country for 2017. After an incident last year resulted in an 11 month restoration, the Squadron’s P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen will return to flight this air show season to wow audiences with its aerobatic tribute to our nation’s[Read More…]