Featured Photographs

These pages feature exceptional photographs of WHF aircraft flying in various formations and WHF related special events. Pictures and videos of each individual aircraft, both on display and in flight, can be viewed by selecting the Aircraft Showcase page from the top level Menu above.

Please click on the thumbnail below to display the full size photograph.


AirVenture Oshkosh 2012


Taken during the week at AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, are photos of various Foundation aircraft, alone and in various formations.

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2012 Air Show Legacy and Heritage Formations


Foundation aircraft are shown below flying with other contemporary and historic U.S. military aircraft in various Legacy and Heritage Flight formations during the 2012 airshow season.
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Tuskegee Airman Visits WHF


The Warbird Heritage Foundation was honored to have Mr. David James, one of the Tuskegee Airmen, visit our facility on May 26, 2012.   Mr. James was a P-51 Mustang fighter pilot who flew more than 60 combat missions during World War II.   He was a member of the 332nd Fighter Group of the Fifteenth Air Force based at Ramitelli, Italy.

The 332nd Fighter Group received a Unit Citation for "Outstanding performance of duty in armed conflict with the enemy" while providing fighter escort for a B-17 bombing raid on the Daimler-Benz tank factory at Berlin on March 24, 1945.   Then Lt. David James flew as part of that escort.   The Unit Citation is shown below.   Also shown below is an 11 page detailed report on this complex bombing raid.

After having flown one in combat, this was the first time in 66 years that Mr. James had been up close to a P-51!

Mr. James is the subject of the article featured on the cover of the July/August 2012 edition of the local magazine:  Quintessential New Trier - "Tuskegee Airman David James - The Story of an American Hero".   For more information on the Tuskegee Airmen, click here to visit their website.

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