WWII Events

Nose view of Consolidated B-24D Lady Be Good crash site. The plane made a surprisingly good pilotless belly landing and skidded 700 yards before breaking in half and stopping. (U.S. Air Force photo)

A VETERAN’S STORY: The Ghost Liberator — Lady Be Good

By Peter Mecca She was not appealing and handled like a long haul tractor/trailer with 18 flat tires. Historically treated as the red-headed stepchild of heavy bombers in World War II, especially when compared to the sleek and popular B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator was still a rugged aircraft and destined to become the most produced American bomber in[Read More…]

It looks like the photograph was made in 1989.  Nelson Ezell is flying the Helldiver.

Breckenridge Returns!

By Stephen Chapis Chino. Geneseo. Reading. TICO. Ypsilanti. The names of these traditionally warbird-heavy airshows all elicit visions of warbirds large and small as far as the eye can see, while the sky reverberates to the rumble of Wrights, Pratt & Whitneys, Allisons, and Merlins. Quite often a warbird airshow can touch the lives of young and old in a[Read More…]

by April 24, 2017 0 comments Airshow News, WWII Events
CAF Fighters & Bombers Tour to Visit Savannah in April

CAF Fighters & Bombers Tour to Visit Savannah in April

Three iconic World War II aircraft will bring history alive April 28-30 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), 100 Eddie Jungemann Dr., Savannah, GA. The Minnesota Wing and the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will bring a B-25 Mitchell “Miss Mitchell”; a P-51 Mustang “Red Nose”; and an SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber for the enjoyment of aviation[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 0 comments Warbirds News, WWII Events
Doolittle Raid 75th Anniversary To Be Honored at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017

Doolittle Raid 75th Anniversary To Be Honored at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017

The lone remaining veteran of the famed Doolittle Raiders mission of April 1942 and at least 16 B-25 bombers will be part of the raid’s 75th anniversary commemoration and air show activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The 65th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” will be held[Read More…]

by April 18, 2017 0 comments Airshow News, WWII Events
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…]