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webmaster | 06/18/14

Eagle Field to host airshow

Since the demise of Madera’s Gathering of Warbirds airshow, it has been hard to see vintage World War II aircraft without traveling to the coast or as far south as Shafter or Chino. This weekend, though the planes will be closer to home.

At one of the few remaining Army Air Corps airfields in the country, the 29th annual Eagle Field dinner-dance will be held, with aircraft from America’s Greatest Generation arriving and on display, plus historical re-enactors, and many military vehicles.

According to local pilot and World War II Stearman trainer owner Bill Hoffrage, there will be at least one B-25 bomber of the type Jimmy Doolittle and his famous Raiders used to bomb Tokyo during the early days of World War II.

Also a rare Grumman Wildcat navy fighter is scheduled to fly in and be on display...


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