Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing announces Wings Over St Louis Memorial Day Weekend
April 29, 2021,(St. Louis) – Show-Me, a B-25 Bomber from World War II, made famous by the Doolittle Raiders, will fly into Spirit of St. Louis Airport for a three-day barnstorming aviation event begins Saturday, May 29 at 9:00 a.m. Several historic aircraft assigned to the Missouri Wing and the Heart of America Wing will be on display and available for rides including: B-25 Mitchell (Medium Bomber), TBM Avenger (Torpedo Bomber), Stearman (Trainer), and Liaison airplanes. This event will take place at the Tac Air ramp, 18260 Edison Ave., Chesterfield, Missouri 63005. These aircraft are powerful American icons bringing the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to St. Louis.
The event will be open to the public May 29 - May 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The requested donation for ramp access is $5 for adults and $2 for children age 11-17. Children age 10 and under are free. Airplanes will be on static display and available for rides. Advance ride reservations are encouraged. Aircraft ride prices range from $95 to $895. Ride reservations and additional information can be found online at www.cafmo.org.
(Cover photo by Gary Chambers)
About the Commemorative Air Force Founded in 1957, the Commemorative Air Force has amassed more than 170 World War II aircraft – the largest collection of vintage military warbirds in the world. Through the work of more than 11,000 volunteers across 83 units, the CAF’s educational outreach programs reach an estimated 20 million Americans each year, providing unique, compelling hands-on access to history. For more information about the Commemorative Air Force, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org.