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Commemorative Air Force Announces The 12 Planes of Christmas for 2020

**DALLAS, TX (November 10, 2020) **– This December the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will host its annual “12 Planes of Christmas” online giving campaign. Designed to support the aircraft of the CAF, The World’s Largest Flying Museum. This event highlights the efforts of the organization and its volunteer members, who restore and preserve its fleet of over 170 World War II aircraft.

Each year 12 aircraft of the fleet are selected to be featured during the “12 Planes of Christmas” campaign, each with different historical significance and in various stages of restoration; including some that need support to become airworthy again. The aircraft featured this year are: P-40 Warhawk, C-45 Expeditor, TBM Avenger, PT-17 Stearman x 2, AT-11 Kansan, F8F Bearcat, PT-19 Cornell x 2, B-17 Flying Fortress, PBY Catalina, and Fairchild PT-23.

Donations can also be directed to the Restoration Grant Fund, a fund that has helped more than twenty aircraft in need of restoration return to flight. As donations to the Restoration Fund are matched, the value of each donation doubles in value.

The campaign will launch on December 1, and run through December 31, 2020.

The following units have already submitted aircraft to be included online. If you would like to add a CAF aircraft to the campaign, please send an email to media@cafhq.org.

Unit Aircraft Location
DFW Wing PT-17 Stearman - Plane 8 Lancaster TX
Dixie Wing PT-17 Stearman - Plane 1 Peachtree City GA
Gulf Coast Wing B-17 Texas Raiders - Plane 7 Conroe TX
Heart of America Wing PT-19 Cornell - Plane 10 Kansas City KS
High Sky Wing C-45 Spirit of Texas - Plane 9 Midland-Odessa TX
Houston Wing L-17 Navion Houston TX
Jayhawk Wing Fairchild PT-23 - Plane 12 Peachtree City GA
Lake Superior Squadron PBY Catalina - Plane 3 Superior WI
Lobo Wing AT-11 Kansan - Plane 6 Albuquerque NM
Mile High Wing SNB Sonoran Beauty Denver CO
Mississippi Wing PT-19 Mississippi Queen - Plane 4 Madison MS
P-40 Sponsor Group P-40 Warhawk - Plane 11 Dallas TX
Rocky Mountain Wing TBM Avenger - Plane 2 Grand Junction CO
Southern California Wing F8F Bearcat - Plane 5 Camarillo CA

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