Supermarine Spitfire MK.1, A-20 Havock and P-51 Mustangs
Supermarine Spitfire MK.IX - Collings Foundation, Rob Collings There is no
other Spitfire in the world that has such an incredible history as this aircraft
recently acquired by the Collings Foundation. Legendary pilots and aces flew
this Spitfire MK.IX BR601 confronting scores of Luftwaffe fighters while flying
escort for B-17 and B-24 bombers. The fact that Rob Collings knows descendants
of the pilots who flew this aircraft and the uniqueness of this Spitfire will
make this presentation really special.
A-20 Havock - Lewis Air Legends, Rod Lewis and Stewart Dawson On 15 July,
2015, test pilot Stewart "Stew" Dawson gently pulled back on the control yoke
and made aviation history as a Douglas A-20 Havoc took to the air for the first
time in nearly a quarter-century. Impecably restored by Aero Trader at Chino
Airport, CA, the aircraft is A-20G 43-21709. When the A-20 arrived in Ohskosh
mid May 2017 we had a good laugh with Stew - it was either the last Warbird to
arrive for AirVenture 2016 or the first to arrive for 2017. It is a pleasure to,
once again, welcome Rod Lewis and thank him for his commitment to the
preservation of so many wonderful Warbird Aircraft.
BT-13 Valiant - National WASP WWII Museum, The American Aviation Heritage
Foundation Mildred "Jane" Doyle, Carol Cain and Terry Baker In 1942, as the
country reeled from the attack on Pearl Harbor, trained male pilots were in
short supply. Qualified pilots were needed to fight the war. Twenty-eight
experienced civilian women pilots volunteered to take the job of ferrying
aircraft. They formed the country's first female squadron in late summer 1942.
In 2017 the American Aviation Heritage Foundation donated a beautiful, newly
restored BT-13 to the WASP Museum. This BT-13 from start to finish was intended
for donation to the WASP to be flown in tribute to their service. That is
P-51B and P-51D Mustangs "Old Crow" C.E. "Bud" Anderson, Jack Roush and Jim
Hagedorn It would be difficult to find a veteran who is more respected and
admired than Col. C.E. "Bud" Anderson or two aircraft owners who have been more
involved in Warbird history and preservation than Jack Roush and Jim Hagedorn.
Co. Anderson is the one veteran who has been a part of Warbirds in REview in all
of the 15 years.