It was a great 2023! Here's hoping to an even better 2024.
CAF members regularly and generously donate both their time and money to support the mission of the Commemorative Air Force. Let the CAF Buckeye Wing benefit from your knowledge and experience! Whether you are an accountant, teacher, mechanic or pilot, the Buckeye Wing can put your unique talents to good use. There are many opportunities to volunteer, including airshows and events.
Collecting aircraft for nearly a half a century, the CAF now ranks as one of the largest air forces in the world. Today the CAF has approximately 13,000 members and a fleet of more than 175 aircraft representing more than 60 different types—including planes from several foreign countries and other military conflicts since World War II. The Headquarters of the CAF is located in Dallas. Founded in 2022, the CAF Buckeye Wing was established to recognize the crucial role that Ohio has played in aviation history while offering local members the opportunity to support the CAF mission and its growing air force.
The Buckeye Wing acquired a 1943 Fairchild PT-26 with a Ranger 400C engine on May 24, 2022. Our airplane was a primary trainer for Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) throughout WWII. Provided to the RCAF via the Lend Lease agreement, the PT-26 was responsible for training a number of the 8864 Americans who joined the RCAF prior to the US involvement in WWII. (Of note, 37 Ohioans were KIA while serving in the RCAF). The aircraft underwent a significant restoration in 2002 and is sporting the RCAF livery. Wing training is underway and we hope to be flying within the next couple months. If you want to stop by KMRT and take a look, please contact us using the email address below.
Union County Airport
760 Clymer Road
Marysville, OH 43040
760 Clymer Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040, United States
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That's right! The Buckeye Wing wants to build a home at the Union County Airport in Marysville, Ohio (KMRT) All donations for 2024 will be used to help us achieve our goal. Thanks for supporting the Buckeye Wing!