Tag Archives: World War II

Fargo Air Museum Celebrates 20 Years with Wings of Honor Dinner and Auction

Fargo, ND: The Fargo Air Museum is hosting the Wings of Honor Dinner and Auction on March 26, 2021. Formerly known as the Celebrity Dinner and Auction, Wings of Honor Dinner and Auction has been a staple fundraising event at Fargo … Continue reading

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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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Original World War II-Era Engineering Drawings Saved & Shown To The Public For The First Time

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue BEMIDJI, MINN. – AirCorps Aviation of Bemidji, Minnesota, has announced that it has acquired a collection of original North American Aviation engineering drawings. The drawings, part of the newly named “Ken Jungeberg … Continue reading

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Past, Present & Future: Opportunities For Women Aviators of All Ages

by Kristine Reigel Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue Since the earliest days of aviation, women have been involved. From the first female mechanic in 1902, to the Women Airforce Service Pilots(WASP) of World War II, the first … Continue reading

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Living WWII Tuskegee Fighter Pilot’s Triumph Against Nazis Abroad & Racism At Home

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 issue WASHINGTON, DC – “Colored people aren’t accepted as airline pilots.” The “negro type has not the proper reflexes to make a first-class fighter pilot.” These were the degrading sentiments that faced eighteen-year-old … Continue reading

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“Turret Tales” Author, Judie Ohm Will Be At Oshkosh 2019

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue Attention all history buffs! You need to meet Judie Ohm at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 22-28, and get a copy of “Turret Tales,” about S/Sgt Doug Ward of Mondovi, … Continue reading

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Second Arsenal of Democracy To Take Flight In 2020

Published In Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The Arsenal of Democracy Executive Planning Committee has announced that it is planning a second Arsenal of Democracy Flyover that will take place on Friday, May 8, 2020, to … Continue reading

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The Vets Turn Out For B-29 “Doc” & “FiFi”

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Issue World War II B-29 pilot and author, Richard Thomsen of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, enjoyed the afternoon airshow at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh featuring the B-29s “Doc” and “FiFi.” Thomsen wrote the book “Learning to … Continue reading

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Last Surviving Doolittle Raider & B-25 Mitchell Bombers Highlight Events Commemorating 75th Anniversary of Doolittle Raid

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue DAYTON, OHIO – On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they launched 16 B-25B Mitchell medium bombers – without fighter escort – from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS … Continue reading

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