2017 Warbirds in Review Volume 1
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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 impressive.
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.