The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!
Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Monday, July 14, 2014
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: Douglas Aircraft
Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo
We continue our series of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 warbirds with several aircraft from the Douglas Aircraft Company. The legendary aircraft manufacturer was already a leader in commercial aircraft development and a producer of naval military aircraft as World War II-era neared. Our featured aircraft include the SBD Dauntless of the Battle of Midway fame; DC-3/C-47 classic commercial and military transports; and post-war EA-1E Skyraider that went on to serve into the Vietnam War period.
1942 Douglas SBD Dauntless from the Dixie Wing CAF
A variety of DC-3 and C-47 aircraft in civilian and military paint schemes
1955 Douglas EA-1E Electronic Airborne Early Warning aircraft