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Rare Warbirds to Attend AirVenture 2021

July 15, 2021 – A number of rare warbirds will be in attendance for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 on July 26-August 1.

Fagen Fighters WWII Museum will be bringing its newly restored Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, as well as its Lockheed P-38L Lightning and Curtiss P-40K Warhawk. Other rare warbirds expected to attend are a Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat (Lewis Air Legends), Supermarine Spitfire (Dakota Territory Air Museum), and Hawker Hurricane (Dakota Territory Air Museum). A Douglas SBD Dauntless recovered from Lake Michigan will also be on a trailer for viewing in the warbirds area.

In addition, you can expect a wide variety of other warbirds typically in attendance, including trainers such as T-6s and T-28s, a variety of L-birds, World War II fighters such as P-51s and Corsairs, bombers such as B-25s, cargo aircraft such as C-47s, post-war piston-pounders like A-1 Skyraiders, and post-war jet trainers and fighters such as T-33s and F-86s.

Many of these, along with other classic military aircraft, will be highlighted as part of our Warbirds in Review programming. Those events are scheduled during AirVenture 2021 as follows:

Monday, July 26
10 a.m.: Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair, CF-86 Sabre, and North American P-51D Mustang; Jumbolair Aviation Community, owned and operated by the American Honor Foundation; Interviewees: Zach McNeil, Mark Murphy
1 p.m.: Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat; Lewis Air Legends; Interviewees: Taras Lyssenko, Rod Lewis, Mark Clark, Dick Hansen, Steve Craig

Tuesday, July 27
10 a.m.: de Havilland Chipmunk, 75th Anniversary Special (DHC-1-B2-S3 and DHC-1 T.10 Chipmunks and DHC-1 B2-S5 Super Chipmunk); Interviewees: Nathan Hammond, Michael Kennedy, Richard Wilsher
1 p.m.: North American P-51B and P-51D Mustangs Old Crow; Jack Roush and Jim Hagedorn; Interviewees: Col. C.E. “Bud” Anderson, Jack Roush, Jim Hagedorn

Wednesday, July 28
10 a.m.: Cessna O-1 Bird Dog 70th (+1) Anniversary; Jim Rohlf, Mike Weinfurter; Interviewee: Darrel Whitcomb
1 p.m.: Skyraider and T-28; Interviewee: Lt. Col. Dick Rutan

Thursday, July 29
10 a.m.: Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane; Bruce Eames – Dakota Territory Air Museum; Interviewees: Bruce Eames, Warren Pietsch
1 p.m.: Cessna UC-78 “Bamboo Bomber” and Boeing PT-17 Stearman; National Wasp WWII Museum, Mike Porter; Interviewees: Lisa Taylor, John Marsh

Friday, July 30
10 a.m.: Grumman F6F Hellcat; Fagen Fighters WWII Museum; Interviewees: Ens. Don McPherson, Evan Fagen
1:45 p.m.: Salute to Veterans Parade for All Services

Saturday, July 31
10 a.m.: North American P-51D Mustang Miss Kitty; Bruce Eames – Dakota Territory Air Museum; Interviewees: Bruce Eames, Warren Pietsch
1 p.m.: North American P-51C Mustang Red Tail Tuskegee Airmen; CAF Red Tail Squadron; Interviewees: B. Gen. Charles McGee; Lt. Col. George Hardy

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