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Warbird & Airline Pilot, Randall Lee Sohn

February 1, 1934 – April 1, 2020 Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The pilot who helped fly the B-29 bomber, later known throughout the world as “FiFi” from Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California to Harlingen, … Continue reading

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CAF’s Rescue of the B-29 Superfortress “FiFi”

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The B-29 Superfortress known today as “FiFi” was built by Boeing-Renton and delivered to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) on July 31, 1945. Having come off the assembly line shortly … Continue reading

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CAF Red Tail Squadron Publishes Complete Tuskegee Airmen Pilot Roster Online

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue RED WING, MINN. – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, has published the first-ever, complete, up-to-date and searchable Tuskegee Airmen Pilot Roster available … Continue reading

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A Flight Back To Another Era

by Bill Blake Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue On April 11, 2018, military veteran and crew chief, Sergeant Bill Kelly of Lakeland, Florida, made his first flight in a bomber since World War II. Now, 75 years … Continue reading

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The Aircraft That Led The D-Day Invasion Flies Again!

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has announced that the aircraft that led a formation of more than 800 C-47s to Normandy, France to drop paratroopers on D-Day on June 6, 1944, took … Continue reading

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Lost Airplane That Led D-Day Invasion Located At Basler’s

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The C-47 transport aircraft that led the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, more than 70 years ago, “That’s All, Brother,” has been located at Basler Turbo Conversions at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Believed lost to history, … Continue reading

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Reno Air Racing Association Announces 2015 Performers

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association is proud to welcome a new line up of performers to the 2015 National Championship Air Races held Sept. 16-20 at the Reno Stead Airport. This year’s performers include the Breitling Jet … Continue reading

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Adam Smith Joins CAF Staff

MIDLAND, TEXAS – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has named Adam Smith Executive Vice President of Strategic Development. In this role, Smith will oversee the execution of CAF’s “Airbase Strategy” and will lead the design, funding and construction of the … Continue reading

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CAF Searches For New National Headquarters Location

MIDLAND/ODESSA, TEXAS – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has announced plans to establish the CAF National Airbase near a major metropolitan area. The new facility, described by CAF officials as an “airbase,” will contain a year-round aviation attraction, house CAF … Continue reading

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CAF Searches For New National Headquarters Location

MIDLAND/ODESSA, TEXAS- The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has announced plans to establish the CAF National Airbase near a major metropolitan area. The new facility, described by CAF officials as an “airbase,” will contain a year-round aviation attraction, house CAF staff, … Continue reading

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