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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
A Vought SB2U Vindicator dive-bomber, still smoldering, shortly after the Japanese attack on Ewa and Pearl Harbor.

Ghosts of Pearl Harbor: Saving the Crossroads to Marine Aviation in the Pacific Theater

On this day, the 75th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, we at WarbirdsNews thought our readers would be interested in learning more about a largely forgotten target of the Japanese forces that infamous Sunday morning: Marine Corps Air Station Ewa. The base played a pivotal role in prosecution of the Pacific War in the years that followed December[Read More…]

by December 7, 2016 0 comments WWII Events
2017 WWII Heritage Days Celebrates  75th Anniversary of Several World War II Events

2017 WWII Heritage Days Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Several World War II Events

PRESS RELEASE – Salute the Greatest Generation and celebrate all things 1940s during the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing 14th annual “WWII Heritage Days”, April 22-23, 2017.  The festivities will take place at the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City, Ga. Beginning as a one-day program in 2003, WWII Heritage Days has emerged[Read More…]

Announcing WWII AirPower Expo 2016

Announcing WWII AirPower Expo 2016

PRESS RELEASE – The National WWII Museum, Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation are proud to present WWII AirPower Expo 2016 – a celebration of historic 1940s warbirds and the American aviators who flew them. Taking place at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, the three-day air show will offer thrilling aerial demonstrations, up-close aircraft tours, authentic[Read More…]