WWII Events

WWII Heritage Days 2018 to Feature Medal of Honor Veterans

WWII Heritage Days 2018 to Feature Medal of Honor Veterans

Salute the Greatest Generation and celebrate all things 1940s during the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing 15th Annual “WWII Heritage Days”, April 21-22, 2018. Recall the music of Glenn Miller, ration cards, Spam and Willie and Joe .The largest annual 1940s theme event in Georgia, WWII Heritage Days is a bucket list destination for anyone who enjoys nostalgia, big[Read More…]

Magnificent four-ship at the Greatest Show on Turf! (Photo by Tom Pawlesh)

The Greatest Show on Turf 2017 – Geneseo Air Show Report

The Greatest Show on Turf! Photos and Article by Tom Pawlesh In the Finger Lakes region of New York sits the small village of Geneseo. When you get there you will find, down an unassuming gravel road, the National Warplane Museum with its grass runway nearby, carved from the corn field which used to dominate the landscape. At this sleepy little airfield, for one weekend every July, the museum[Read More…]

2017 Atlanta Warbird Weekend to Salute Tuskegee Airmen

2017 Atlanta Warbird Weekend to Salute Tuskegee Airmen

The amazing accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and beyond will be celebrated as the theme of the third annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend Oct. 7-8, 2017, at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, Chamblee, Ga. Hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing, the weekend will feature the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile movie theater along[Read More…]

Allied Jet Killers of World War 2

Allied Jet Killers of World War 2

In 2013, Warbird Digest Associate Editor & WarbirdsNews contributor Stephen Chapis interviewed World War II fighter pilots who had shot down Luftwaffe jets over Europe. These interviews were for a simple magazine article, but after hearing the stories from Dr. Roscoe Brown (332nd FG: 1 Me 262), Wayne Coleman (78th FG: 1 Me 262), and Huie Lamb (78th FG: 1 Me 262[Read More…]

A photomosaic constructed by Project Recover of an underwater wreck of a WWII B-25 bomber. Credit: Project Recover

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-05-world-war-ii-b-bombers.html#jCp

Two Missing World War II B-25 Bombers Documented in Papua New Guinea

Provided by: University of California – San Diego Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover — a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers who have combined efforts to locate aircraft and associated MIAs from World War II. The[Read More…]

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