The folks at FunPlacesToFly.com recently traveled to Dallas to the new Commemorative Air Force headquarters, where they got a chance to see Diamond Lil, a World War II-era B-24, while she is undergoing some routine maintenance.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, recently finished its 2015 annual tour of the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and fully-restored P-51C Mustang World War II fighter aircraft.
This year marked a record number of groups that came through the exhibit, and brings a total of more than 173,000 visitors to off-tarmac events since the exhibit’s debut in 2011. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — More than 30 pieces of nose art from World War II combat aircraft are making their first-ever trip outside their home museum, with the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh chosen as the first public display location for this rare collection. [Read more…]
DALLAS, Texas — On Friday, Oct. 16, five veterans of the World War II-era United States Army Air Forces gathered with their families at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) National Airbase at Dallas Executive Airport to tour “Diamond Lil,” a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber similar to the aircraft they flew as young men on deadly missions over the Pacific Ocean.
The company, members of the 380th Bomb Group Association, were hosted by volunteers from the CAF B-29/B-24 Squadron in a program that provided a deeply personal glimpse into a pivotal period in world history. [Read more…]
In the video, you can see the interior, including the cockpit, of this famous transport aircraft. Also shown in the video, is James “Pee Wee” Martin, one of a handful of men still alive that jumped with the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day. Pee Wee served under the original Colonel Sink in World War II. Dale Dye, who played Col. Sink in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” is also shown in the video, speaking with “Pee Wee” Martin. [Read more…]
A family of aviators from the Houston area will be front and center on Father’s Day weekend at David Wayne Hooks Airport in Spring, Texas.
Crewing the B-17 Flying Fortress “Texas Raiders,” which belongs to the Commemorative Air Force, the Doggett family of Humble, Texas, will celebrate Father’s Day by helping host a Warbird weekend and open house at the local airport. [Read more…]