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The following are brief descriptions of the development and specifications of a number of CAF Ghost Squadron aircraft. The text and specifications were written by myself, for use on signs in the main aircraft hangar at CAF HQ, Midland, Texas. Aircraft are listed in alphabetical order by designation. Many of the images used are from the CD-ROM The Confederate Air Force Ghost Squadron produced by Corel. For 100 royalty-free images of WWII aircraft, get more info here. You may also find more information about many of these aircraft at my Unofficial Dispatch Archive. This section is under construction, and more descriptions will be added as time permits.

Please note that the members of the Confederate Air Force voted in 2001 to change the name of the organization to the Commemorative Air Force and this name change took effect on 1 January, 2002. Randy Wilson

Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero
Japan's famed Zero fighter. One of two or three flying.
Stinson AT-19 Reliant
The "gullwing" Stinson served with the U.S. and Allies.
Boeing B-17G Fortress
The Flying Fortress carried the war to Germany.
Douglas B-23 Dragon
A medium bomber derived from the DC-2 airliner.
Boeing B-29A Superfortress
The last flying B-29, Fifi, tours the U.S. each summer.
Beech C-45 Expeditor
The "Twin Beech" served in a variety of roles during WWII.
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Largest of U.S. twin-engine transports, the plane that flew the "Hump."
Grumman F8F Bearcat
The last of the prop-driven Grumman "cats."
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
Chance-Vought's F4U Corsair was produced by Goodyear as the FG.
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch
Germany's jack of all trades for liaison, ambulance and observation.
Focke-Wulf Fw 44C Stieglitz
The favorite trainer and aerobatic plane of Luftwaffe pilots.
General Motors FM-2 Wildcat
The "Wilder Wildcat", last version of Grumman's F4F Wildcat.
Heinkel He 111 (CASA 2111)
The standard German medium bomber throughout the war.
Consolidated LB-30 (B-24A) Liberator
The oldest Liberator still flying was a VIP transport during WWII.
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
America's STOL liaison, observation and ambulance plane of WWII.
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
The final development of the Curtiss "Hawk" line of fighters.
Republic P-47N Thunderbolt
The last version of the P-47 was built for the final Pacific battles.
Bell P-63 Kingcobra
The final evolution of the P-39 saw more service with the Allies than the USAAF.
North American P-82B Twin Mustang
The ultimate in a WWII long-range escort fighter.
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
From patrol, search-and-rescue to attack, the Catalina did it all.
Stearman PT-13 & PT-17 Kaydet
The classic American biplane primary trainer.
Fairchild PT-19A Cornell
One of the first USAAF monoplane primary trainers.
Ryan PT-22 Recruit
Or how a sport plane entered the Air Corps.
Sikorsy R-4B Hoverfly
America's first production helicopter saw service in WWII.
Douglas R4D-6S Skytrain
This version of the Douglas transport was equipped for anti-submarine warfare.
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
"Big Tailed Beast" or "SOB Second Class", there is only one left flying.

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