WWI Events

WWI-era radio-controlled model aircraft, some as large as 1/2-scale, will perform during the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous, Oct. 1-2, 2016, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous at National Museum USAF

The 2016 WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous will not only allow visitors to see great flying action from the early years of aviation, but also includes many other attractions and free interactive educational programs that provide a hands-on experience for the entire family, Oct. 1-2 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Along with the full-scale aircraft, the event[Read More…]

Vintage Days at Candler Field Museum – THIS SATURDAY!!!

Vintage Days at Candler Field Museum – THIS SATURDAY!!!

Press Release: Candler Field Museum will re-create The Sights and Sounds of the 1920s at the Annual Vintage Day Music Festival THIS Saturday, June 4th. The airfield and museum are located just off Hwy 362 in Williamson GA. Activities are scheduled from 11 am – 5 pm at this family-focused event that includes an invitation to dress-up in period costumes; see[Read More…]

Squadron Insignia of the Lafayette Escadrille, Used by the 103d Aero Squadron (Pursuit) and the 94th Pursuit Squadron of the US Army Air Corps

Lafayette Escadrille Honored at Centennial Event

by Capt. Lauren Ott USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs >U.S. and French military and civic leaders attended the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial event in Marnes-la-Couquette, France, yesterday, to commemorate the centennial of the flying squadron’s formation. The Lafayette Escadrille was formed on April 20, 1916 by 38 U.S. volunteer pilots who flew under French command a year before the U.S. entered into WWI.[Read More…]

by April 20, 2016 1 comment WWI Events
The crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress, to include 1st Lt. Cuno Vernal Becker, standing, far right. Becker is the great-uncle of current U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James McCloskey. (Courtesy photo, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James McClosey/released)

Coming Full Circle: A Chief Uncovers Great Uncle’s WWII Crash Site, 70 Years Later

From an original story by Senior Airman Shane S. Karp ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. — The date is Dec. 24, 1944, in the midst of World War II, and while most Americans are at home preparing for a Christmas with their families, 1st Lt. Cuno Vernal Becker, an armament officer with the 836th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb[Read More…]

by December 6, 2015 0 comments Articles, WWI Events
Sopwith Pup B1807 (c) Kelvyne Baker

Rare Aircraft Lands at Tyntesfield

Original, combat-veteran WWI aircraft are nearly as rare as the proverbial hens teeth, and this summer, the sole remaining Sopwith Pup to see service with the Royal Flying Corps will go on temporary display in the grounds of the historic Tyntesfield estate, near Bristol, England. The Pup – serial number B1807 – will be on display between August 18th and 28th[Read More…]

by August 13, 2015 3 comments Warbirds News, WWI Events