The CAF was founded to acquire, restore, and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.
More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF's fleet of historical aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments of American military aviation history.
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- To acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States and selected aircraft of other nations for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.
- To provide museum buildings for permanent protection and display of these aircraft as a tribute to the thousands of men and women who built, serviced, and flew them.
- To perpetuate in the memory and hearts of all Americans the spirit in which these great planes were flown for the defense of our nation.
- To establish an organization having the dedication, enthusiasm and esprit de corps necessary to operate, maintain and preserve these aircraft as symbols of our American military aviation heritage.
How It Began
The Beginning of the Commemorative Air Force In 1957 a small group of ex-service pilots got together to purchase a P-51 Mustang in the Rio Grande Valley in Southern Texas. Shortly after ... [ Read More ]
Why We're Here
The Missouri Wing provides "Education through Living History" 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 ... [ Read More ]
There are many ways to become an active member or supporter of the Missouri Wing and the CAF. With all of our volunteers having different amounts of time and skills we have four levels of membership: ... [ Read More ]
The Commemorative Air Force Headquarters is located at Midland International Airport in Midland, Texas. In addition to national headquarters, the facility houses a vast collection of warplanes as well as the CAF Airpower Museum. They can ... [ Read More ]