The Commemorative Air Force has been collecting, restoring, and flying WWII aircraft for over fifty years. THis short film chronicles the origins of the CAF as a small band of crop dusters with one aircraft in 1957; to an organization with over 150 aircraft and nearly 9000 members.
Included in the CAF's collection are many rare aircraft such as the only flying Boeing B-29 Superfortress that flies and one of only two airworthy Consolidate B-24 Liberators.
The CAF's B-29/B-24 Squadron is entrusted with the maintenance and operation of these two aircraft. Based in Addison, Texas at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, the squadron takes the aircraft on tour every year in an effort to educate our younger generations about the sacrifices made by the men and women who built serviced and flew the aircraft of World War II.
While on display the squadron opens the aircraft to the public for a guided tour of the interior each aircraft. In addition, we provide "Living History" flight experiences. These 30 minute flights provide a glimpse into the life of the men who flew these aircraft in combat during WWII and Korea.
To find out where we will be visiting please visit our website cafb29b24.org