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Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, who served as Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot on Crew No. 1. Cole, now 101 years old, plans to return to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in April to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the raid. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff Fisher)

Richard E. Cole to Highlight World War II Heritage Days

The only  surviving veteran of the famed World War II Doolittle raid over Japan will join other WWII heroes at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing WWII Heritage Days April 22-23 at the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City. Retired Lt. Richard E. Cole, 102, served as Jimmy Doolittle’s copilot during the 1942 Doolittle[Read More…]

by April 3, 2017 0 comments Uncategorized
Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck DSO, DFC & Two Bars, AFC (1 July 1916 – 5 May 1987) was a British fighter pilot and test pilot.Tuck had claimed 29 enemy aircraft destroyed, two shared destroyed, six probably destroyed, six damaged and one shared damaged.

AVI-8 Honors RAF Ace in New FLYBOY Series

By Stephen Chapis The watchmakers at AVI-8 continue to turn out quality timepieces and the new Flyboy series does not disappoint.  Within this series are three distinct ranges, including one that pays homage to an esteemed World War II Ace from the Royal Air Force. The AV 4048 Flyboy “Tuck” Automatic Edition pays a small tribute to one Robert Stanford[Read More…]

Photo by Commemorative Air Force

C-47 That’s All, Brother Restoration Update

By Stephen Chapis Prior to 2015, That’s All, Brother, the Douglas C-47 that led the entire airborne operation in Operation Overlord was thought to have been lost to history.  However, when Basler Turbo Conversions heard from a researcher that one of their recent acquisitions was in fact That’s All, Brother, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) struck a deal with Basler[Read More…]

Hurricane on the move to make room to the Centenary Program.(photo by ©Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum’)

Chocks Away For The RAF Centenary

April 1 2017 marks 99 years since the Royal Air Force was founded.  With the services 100th anniversary approaching next year, the RAF Museum is hard at work preparing for the historic occasion by delivering a £26m RAF Centenary Program, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Forged in the crucible of the First World War, the story of the Royal[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
The original P-51D Mustang s/n 44-45195 'Damn Yankee' was flown by Capt. Bobby Childers  of the 359th FS, 356th FG

Oostwold Airshow: “TIME FLIES!”

The 9th annual Oostwold Airshow, held in the northern part of the Netherlands, draws over 20,000 visitors and is the largest warbird event of its type in Dutch civil aviation. Known as the “Dutch Duxford”, this year’s event will be held June 4-5, 2017. Over 20 examples of piston-powered warbirds are expected to attend, with both flying and ground displays[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Airshow News