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CAF Congratulates Boeing with Bombardier Seat Sweepstakes

PRESS RELEASE- The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-29 Squadron congratulates Boeing on their 100 year milestone as one the world’s largest aerospace leaders. Their innovative aviation technology has crossed new frontiers for decades and continues to change our world. The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is one of the most famous examples of Boeing innovation during World War II and a significant[Read More…]

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Celebrates  10th Anniversary with Living History Day

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Living History Day

In recognition of Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 10th anniversary and the upcoming 75th anniversary of the December 7th bombing of Pearl Harbor, Pacific Aviation Museum has expanded its annual Living History Day to include a multitude of historical exhibits, presentations by award-winning authors and hands-on demonstrations highlighting the history, bravery and heroes of WWII and the sacrifices made by[Read More…]

Retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, center, salutes as members of the Malmstrom Air Force Base Honor Guard render military honors during a funeral service in honor of Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher June 27, 2016, in Missoula, Mont. Thatcher was the second to last remaining Doolittle Raider and is a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal and Air Force Silver Star. His other decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and the Chinese Army, Navy and Air Corps Medal. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe)

Doolittle Raider Honored

Story by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe Seventy-four years after the historical Doolittle Tokyo Raid, Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher, the second to last remaining Doolittle Raider, was laid to rest at the age of 94 on June 27 in Missoula, Montana. Thatcher was celebrated with military honors and multiple aircraft flyovers at Sunset Memorial Garden Cemetery. Air Force officials, friends[Read More…]

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Photo by John Willhoff.

CAF Brings PT-26 and LT-6 to Cracker Fly-In

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing is bringing two World War II aircraft to the 47th Annual Cracker Fly-In July 9, 2016 at Gainesville, Ga., sponsored by EAA chapter 611. The Dixie Wing’s PT-26 and LT-6 will be on exhibit and available for rides at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (KGVL) Runway 29 from 7am to 3pm. More than 150[Read More…]

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The newly-rolled out 'Bf-109 G-12' sitting on the tarmac with her two canopies open. (photo by Matthias Dorst via Klassiker der Luftfahrt)

Two-Seat ‘Messerschmitt Bf-109’ Will Fly Soon!

By Philipp Prinzing June 25th, 2016 was an eventful day for the employees Hangar 10 and Meier Motors in Germany. That day in Bremgarten saw the roll-out and first engine runs of their unique two seat ‘Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-12’ following the aircraft’s modifications and restoration. Hangar 10, on the Baltic Island of Usedom, is always good for a surprise or two… something known[Read More…]