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The 2017 12 Planes of Christmas Fundraising Campaign is Now Open!

The 2017 12 Planes of Christmas Fundraising Campaign is Now Open!

The CAF is again promoting “12 Planes of Christmas,” an online giving campaign at www.SupportCAF.org. Each year, this campaign is a great opportunity to help with the restoration and maintenance of the aircraft as well as learn more about the CAF’s fleet. CAF aircraft are restored, maintained, flown and exhibited […]

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CAF’s Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina Restoration Update

CAF’s Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina Restoration Update

Great article by Warbirds News! Over the years, the Commemorative Air Force has owned and operated five different PBY Catalinas, but unfortunately the type has so far not enjoyed much longevity with the organization with PBY-6A Bu.64000 being written off in a crash in 1975; PBY-5A Bu.46590 succumbing to corrosion […]

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Support the  PBY

Support the PBY

Volunteers at the Lake Superior 101 Squadron are undertaking one of the most ambitious restoration projects in the history of the CAF, bringing a PBY Catalina back to flying condition. The PBY Catalina played a crucial role in World War II in long-range reconnaissance, U-boat suppression and air-sea rescue missions. […]

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James R. McDougall  (WWII Vet) PBY Tour

James R. McDougall (WWII Vet) PBY Tour

James R. McDougall, Aviation Ordnanceman, VPB-52, PBY “Black Cats,” SW Pacific, with his wife Yvonne McDougall, USN, WAVE, tour the CAF-Duluth Hangar where a PBY Catalina is being restored Kevin Parks and Dennis Taklo of the CAF- Lake Superior Squadron, Duluth, MN explain the restoration project and hear about some […]

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Official Arsenal of Democracy Reel

Official Arsenal of Democracy Reel

To honor the heroes who fought in the War and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve victory, one of the most diverse arrays of World War II aircraft ever assembled flew above the skies […]

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It’s 12 Planes of Christmas Time!

It’s 12 Planes of Christmas Time!

The CAF is again promoting “12 Planes of Christmas,” an online giving campaign at www.SupportCAF.org. Each year, this campaign is a great opportunity to help with the restoration and maintenance of the aircraft as well as learn more about the CAF’s fleet. CAF aircraft are restored, maintained, flown and exhibited […]

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