Missouri Wing St. Charles, MO
St. Charles County Smart Airport
6390 Grafton Ferry Rd
St. Charles, MO 63373
B-25 Mitchell Show Me More Show Me InfoDelivered to the USAAF as 44-31385 in January of 1945, our B-25J stayed in service as a trainer up until it was retired and put into storage at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ in 1958. In 1959, 44-31385 (being assigned to the Aircraft Disposal Office) was sold to its first private owner officially changing its call sign to N3481G. During 1969 in Seymour, IL the bomber was damaged on the ground by a windstorm and did not fly again until 1975. It found its home with the Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in 1982 and was officially renamed "Show Me" with a civil registration of N345TH. Thus began its life as a living history aircraft and one of the few elite bombers of the Ghost... ...
TBM-3 Avenger More InfoThe Missouri Wings TBM-3E Avenger came off the production line in May of 1945 at the Eastern Aircraft / General Motors Corporation's Trenton, New Jersey Plant. On May 19, 1945 the initial inspection was completed and the transfer order for TBM-3E aircraft number 53353 was finalized. For the next few years she would see service on the west coast from San Diego - SO NAS Pearl Harbor - NAF Tillamook - NAF Litchfield - NAS Norfolk. During the years leading to the Korean War, TBM Avengers were mustered for training and active duty. TBM-3E #53353 was assigned to VS-27 which was an Air Anti-Submarine Squadron. Designated as a trainer during the Korean War, #53353 and assigned to VS-27... ...
L-3S More Info
We have two important missions. Our first and foremost duty is to preserve World War II military aviation history. We care not only about aircraft and artifacts, but also the aviation-related memories of the people who participated in or witnessed the war.
Our second mission is to share that history with others. We want especially to pass along the invaluable lessons World War II so clearly taught about achieving peace through strength and preparedness. Our goal is to help foster an appreciation of the remarkable achievements of Americans and free people around the world during that important era of our nation's history.
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