Post by warbirdguy86 on Jun 22, 2016 14:24:38 GMT -5
Who: The Collings Foundation, a 501c3 Non-Profit Educational Foundation based in Stow, MA. www.cfdn.org/
What: The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, North American B-25 Mitchell and North American P-51 Mustang, four of America’s most famous WWII aircraft.
When: August 5-7. 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM August 5; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM August 6; and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM August 7.
Where: Porter County Regional Airport, 4207 Murvihill Road, Valparaiso, IN.
Why: To honor the veterans of WWII, to educate the nation about the history and impact WWII had on our country, and to assure that the memory of those who gave their life for their country will never be forgotten.
How: All four aircraft are available for walkthrough tours for $12 for Adults and $6 for Children 12 and under. WWII Veterans are admitted for free. Flights are available aboard the aircraft for a tax-deductible donation. B-17 and B-24 flights are $450 per person. Flights on the B-25 are $400. Bomber rides are 30 minutes in duration. "Stick-time" aboard the P-51 is $2200 for 30-minutes and $3200 for 1-hour. Pilot’s license not required. For more information or to schedule a ride call 800-568-8924.
Other activities will include Food & Beverages from EAA Chapter 104, an Honor Flight Chicago display, WWII-era automobiles, and more.
A pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, August 6 from 7am to 11am.
Alex Reynoso: I am looking for a Naval Museum that might display some of my father's WWII Navy items. I have a scaled model of a PBM-3 that he was a crew member of I believe crew #3. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 23, 2017 16:50:27 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: Since nobody has responded in the last month and a half. The only Naval Museums I have ever been to are in Oregon: Tillamook Air Museum (housed in an old blimp hanger, used to be a Naval Air Museum but seems to have gotten away from that specialty. http:/
Oct 7, 2017 22:38:53 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: And its not a Naval Museum but an Aviation Museum and I have seen models displayed in its exhibits, the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Mcminnville www.evergreenmuseum.org/
Oct 7, 2017 22:42:22 GMT -5
dcamp: Probably a dumb answer, but Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL?
Jan 9, 2018 12:24:30 GMT -5
michael16: Looking to contact Tom Farrell, son of WWII B-26 pilot of "Flak Bait" Lt. Jim "Boss" Farrell. I have an interesting story to share about my flight on GE corporate jet with then Capt. Jim Farrell. Please help me make contact with Tom Farrell
Sept 20, 2018 12:57:56 GMT -5
Kersh: Tillman's book "The Forgotten Fifteenth" has an account of this attack that may be of interest.
Apr 8, 2020 11:59:04 GMT -5
rupertpika151: My great uncle was on the Little Jo T-square 4 tail code #42-24611, engine 3 caught fire. The crew ditched the plane. 6 were recovered, 4 went MIA (including my great uncle), and one was captured and executed. I have the crew report.
May 11, 2020 12:42:24 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone has any information or update links that would be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to have him, Joseph A. Esola recognized at Arlington in the summer/fall. Also the links on the original thread were not working, if anyone has current links?
May 11, 2020 12:43:59 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone would like a copy of the report let me know. 28 pages.
May 11, 2020 12:44:41 GMT -5