WWII Events

B-17 Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” to Arrive for Atlanta Warbird Weekend

B-17 Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” to Arrive for Atlanta Warbird Weekend

The  B-17 Flying Fortress, “Aluminum Overcast”, operated by the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA), will arrive in Atlanta for the fourth annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, Oct.7-8. Ground tours will be available, and rides can be purchased for flights Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 5-8. The aircraft will join the Tuskegee Airmen program for the weekend, which is fitting because[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments Commemorative Air Force, WWII Events
Members of John Dean Armstrong’s family and pilots from the 23rd Fighter Group pose for a photo, June 17, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Eighty members of Armstrong’s family came from across the country to welcome Armstrong home after being missing for 75 years. The 23rd Fighter Group performed a missing man flyover for Armstrong's funeral. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

Air Force Salutes ‘Flying Tiger’ After 75 Year Journey Home

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — Blood is thicker than water. For the family of an American Volunteer Group pilot killed in a 1941 training accident in Burma, it ran the Pacific Ocean and spurred a search lasting until his remains reached Kansas 75 years later. John Dean Armstrong, a Hutchinson, Kansas native, was buried Saturday, June 17, in his[Read More…]

by September 17, 2017 0 comments Articles, WWII Events
J9Y5MA The last of the Tuskegee Airmen veterans on stage during the National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol west lawn May 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.    (photo by Dominique A. Pineiro /DoD via Planetpix)

Tuskegee Airmen Highlight 2017 Atlanta Warbird Weekend Dinner

Original Tuskegee Airmen veterans will share their fascinating experiences and stories at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) “Dinner with the Tuskegee Airmen,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant, Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. 

This is a rare event to hear first-hand about WWII from some of the dwindling number of heroes who flew the aircraft and experienced[Read More…]

by September 5, 2017 0 comments Commemorative Air Force, WWII Events
The Polikarpov I-16 photographed in 2008 by Gavin Conroy

Polikarpov
 I-16 Set For Return to Warbirds Over Wanaka 2018

Of all the air shows in the world, the biennial Warbirds Over Wanaka display in Wanaka, New Zealand, is easily one of the most anticipated and impressive events. Set against the stunning, mountainous backdrop of the Southern Alps, and Lake Wanaka, it would be hard to argue that there is a more impressive location to feature vintage military aircraft ranging from original WWI[Read More…]

by August 21, 2017 0 comments Airshow News, Warbirds News, 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…]