Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing

Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing Minnesota's Premier WWII Museum, located at Fleming Field, South Saint Paul. A large collection of aircraft, vehicles and artifacts presents a fun and educational experience!

Visit www.cafmn.org for more info! We began as an aircraft maintenance detachment and spread into operating numerous aircraft, vehicles and operating a museum.

Visit www.cafmn.org for more info! We began as an aircraft maintenance detachment and spread into operating numerous aircraft, vehicles and operating a museum.

Operating as usual

Our volunteers have been busy working on the museum. One of the things in the works in our Dehmel Instrument Trainer. Do...
10/11/2021

Our volunteers have been busy working on the museum. One of the things in the works in our Dehmel Instrument Trainer. Do you know what it would have been used for?

#Dehmeltrainer #WWII #warbirds #B25 #museummonday

Our volunteers have been busy working on the museum. One of the things in the works in our Dehmel Instrument Trainer. Do you know what it would have been used for?

#Dehmeltrainer #WWII #warbirds #B25 #museummonday

Christmas in October, you bet! Santa, Mrs Clause and their elf have a few spots open for photos today. Just check out si...
10/09/2021

Christmas in October, you bet! Santa, Mrs Clause and their elf have a few spots open for photos today. Just check out site for open spots.

We can’t tell you how much fun this has been to put together! 🙏🎄

cafmn.org

Christmas in October, you bet! Santa, Mrs Clause and their elf have a few spots open for photos today. Just check out site for open spots.

We can’t tell you how much fun this has been to put together! 🙏🎄

cafmn.org

We still have a few spots left for our Photo Session with Santa Carlucci and Mrs  Claus tomorrow, October 9th! Want tick...
10/08/2021

We still have a few spots left for our Photo Session with Santa Carlucci and Mrs Claus tomorrow, October 9th! Want tickets? Get them now. 👇👇

All photos spots must be pre-purchased. https://qoo.ly/3ef87f

We still have a few spots left for our Photo Session with Santa Carlucci and Mrs Claus tomorrow, October 9th! Want tickets? Get them now. 👇👇

All photos spots must be pre-purchased. https://qoo.ly/3ef87f

Thank you to St. Croix Falls high school for visiting the museum yesterday! We had a great time showing everyone around ...
10/07/2021

Thank you to St. Croix Falls high school for visiting the museum yesterday! We had a great time showing everyone around the museum.

#tours #minnesotawing #warbirds #wwiimuseum

Thank you to St. Croix Falls high school for visiting the museum yesterday! We had a great time showing everyone around the museum.

#tours #minnesotawing #warbirds #wwiimuseum

Each month, our museum volunteers pick a different item to feature on our website. One such feature is a complete set of...
10/06/2021
WWII Manuals for the Consolidated Vultee B-24 - Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing

Each month, our museum volunteers pick a different item to feature on our website. One such feature is a complete set of WWII manuals for the Consolidated Vultee B-24 Liberator in its original leather storage case. This particular set belonged to a Corporal Eugene Byhardt. This was his personal set, as denoted by his name that has been embossed in gold lettering on each of the manuals as well as the case itself. What is unique about this particular set, is the inclusion of the Consolidated Aircraft control yoke center cap with the company logo that has been attached to each end of the case. These were popular with manufacturers of the era and often seen in the center of the pilot and co-pilot’s control wheel. We have never seen this on any other existing example of a set of these manuals, making it quite rare.

This month’s featured artifact is a rare, complete set of WWII manuals for the Consolidated Vultee B-24 Liberator in its original leather storage case. This particular set belonged to a Corporal...

There's still time to get tickets to have your photo taken with Santa Carlucci and Mrs. Claus! We hope you will join us ...
10/05/2021

There's still time to get tickets to have your photo taken with Santa Carlucci and Mrs. Claus! We hope you will join us this Saturday, October 9th.

All photos spots must be pre-purchased. https://qoo.ly/3edp3d

There's still time to get tickets to have your photo taken with Santa Carlucci and Mrs. Claus! We hope you will join us this Saturday, October 9th.

All photos spots must be pre-purchased. https://qoo.ly/3edp3d

The work on our L-17 continues! If you haven't been by the museum to see the progress lately, we highly recommend you st...
10/04/2021

The work on our L-17 continues! If you haven't been by the museum to see the progress lately, we highly recommend you stop in. 👍

#maintenancemonday #l17 #navion #warbird

The work on our L-17 continues! If you haven't been by the museum to see the progress lately, we highly recommend you stop in. 👍

#maintenancemonday #l17 #navion #warbird

We’ve got a few new items in our PX. Stop in any Wednesday or Saturday to pick up one of our new polos or the new book “...
10/02/2021

We’ve got a few new items in our PX. Stop in any Wednesday or Saturday to pick up one of our new polos or the new book “I See No Problem”!

#px #giftshop #warbirds

When you can't find your mechanic, try looking under the airplane! 🤣#fridayfunny #whereswaldo #wheresdan #warbirds #BT13
10/01/2021

When you can't find your mechanic, try looking under the airplane! 🤣

#fridayfunny #whereswaldo #wheresdan #warbirds #BT13

When you can't find your mechanic, try looking under the airplane! 🤣

#fridayfunny #whereswaldo #wheresdan #warbirds #BT13

Congrats to our pilot Janaka for getting current in our PT-22! Way to go! #pt22 #pilot #wwii
09/28/2021

Congrats to our pilot Janaka for getting current in our PT-22! Way to go!

#pt22 #pilot #wwii

Congrats to our pilot Janaka for getting current in our PT-22! Way to go!

#pt22 #pilot #wwii

We are very excited to have the base paint completed on our BSA motor cycle. Thanks to Phil's Body Shop for helping! It ...
09/27/2021

We are very excited to have the base paint completed on our BSA motor cycle. Thanks to Phil's Body Shop for helping! It turned out great.

#motorpoolmonday #maintenancemonday #motorpool #motorcycle #wwii

Photos from Doc's Friends's post
09/25/2021

Photos from Doc's Friends's post

Are you joining us for our History Flight Day tomorrow? We hope to see you all there!#historyflightday #historyflight #w...
09/24/2021

Are you joining us for our History Flight Day tomorrow? We hope to see you all there!

#historyflightday #historyflight #warbirdride #warbird #wwiimuseum

Are you joining us for our History Flight Day tomorrow? We hope to see you all there!

#historyflightday #historyflight #warbirdride #warbird #wwiimuseum

Did you know we have a wonderful new print in the PX? This amazing print has a real piece of skin from our B-25 Miss Mit...
09/22/2021

Did you know we have a wonderful new print in the PX? This amazing print has a real piece of skin from our B-25 Miss Mitchell. You can pick one up Wednesdays or Saturdays.

We hope to have these on our website soon as well, so stay tuned. Don't worry, no aircraft were harmed in the making of these prints. 😂

#b25 #missmitchell #aircraftprint

Did you know we have a wonderful new print in the PX? This amazing print has a real piece of skin from our B-25 Miss Mitchell. You can pick one up Wednesdays or Saturdays.

We hope to have these on our website soon as well, so stay tuned. Don't worry, no aircraft were harmed in the making of these prints. 😂

#b25 #missmitchell #aircraftprint

It takes a lot of work to keep our airplanes running smooth and it takes even more work to keep them clean! Want to be a...
09/20/2021

It takes a lot of work to keep our airplanes running smooth and it takes even more work to keep them clean!

Want to be a part of the fun? Consider volunteering with us. You can find out more by visiting out website. cafmn.org

#becomeamember #join #donatenow #cafmnwing #warbirds #mondaymotivation #maintenancemonday

Don’t forget to swing by today for the aircraft model sale! We’ve got a lot of really neat items. Sale goes till 3pm.#ai...
09/18/2021

Don’t forget to swing by today for the aircraft model sale! We’ve got a lot of really neat items. Sale goes till 3pm.

#aircraft #aircraftmodelsale #wwiimuseum

Last week our Motor Pool had the honor of participating in a Memorial Bridge Dedication in West St Paul. It was a wonder...
09/17/2021

Last week our Motor Pool had the honor of participating in a Memorial Bridge Dedication in West St Paul. It was a wonderful turnout and we are so glad we could be a part of it.

#memorialdedication #Weststpaul #honoring

Sometimes our members go out of their way to make sure we are able to complete each mission! Volunteer pilot and former ...
09/17/2021

Sometimes our members go out of their way to make sure we are able to complete each mission! Volunteer pilot and former Wing Leader, Bill Tischer took time out of this day to head over to Osceola before we attended last weekend's Wings & Wheels event. They had a special tug that our crew needed to know how to drive, so Bill headed over there to learn how!

We love our volunteers.

#weloveourvolunteers #wwiitug #wwiimuseum

Sometimes our members go out of their way to make sure we are able to complete each mission! Volunteer pilot and former Wing Leader, Bill Tischer took time out of this day to head over to Osceola before we attended last weekend's Wings & Wheels event. They had a special tug that our crew needed to know how to drive, so Bill headed over there to learn how!

We love our volunteers.

#weloveourvolunteers #wwiitug #wwiimuseum

Happy Thursday everyone! Here's a great photo of the one of the original crews on Miss Mitchell. The B-25J "Miss Mitchel...
09/16/2021

Happy Thursday everyone! Here's a great photo of the one of the original crews on Miss Mitchell. The B-25J "Miss Mitchell" served in the 310th Bomb Group, 57th Bomb Wing of the 12th Air Force in North Africa and Italy completing over 130 missions.

Its legacy of no crew fatalities during all of its missions was a rare accomplishment. What other facts do you know about Miss Mitchell or the crews that served?

#missmitchell #b25 #wwii #TBT

Happy Thursday everyone! Here's a great photo of the one of the original crews on Miss Mitchell. The B-25J "Miss Mitchell" served in the 310th Bomb Group, 57th Bomb Wing of the 12th Air Force in North Africa and Italy completing over 130 missions.

Its legacy of no crew fatalities during all of its missions was a rare accomplishment. What other facts do you know about Miss Mitchell or the crews that served?

#missmitchell #b25 #wwii #TBT

We are beyond excited to be at the Hormel Foods Corporate event. How much fun can we have in a week? 😁🙌 Hormel Foods
09/15/2021

We are beyond excited to be at the Hormel Foods Corporate event. How much fun can we have in a week? 😁🙌

Hormel Foods

Did you know that we have a great program for Cadets (ages 12-23)? Our cadets work right along side our adult members on...
09/15/2021

Did you know that we have a great program for Cadets (ages 12-23)? Our cadets work right along side our adult members on projects and help to grow our museum. If you have someone in your life interested in being a cadet, we encourage you to swing by any Wednesday or Saturday to find out more! You can also visit our website at https://qoo.ly/3e3z36

Did you know that we have a great program for Cadets (ages 12-23)? Our cadets work right along side our adult members on projects and help to grow our museum. If you have someone in your life interested in being a cadet, we encourage you to swing by any Wednesday or Saturday to find out more! You can also visit our website at https://qoo.ly/3e3z36

09/14/2021

We hope you had a swinging good time at our Fall Dance over the weekend. If you joined us, we’d love to see the photos you took. 👇

#hangardance #dance #wwii

09/14/2021

Be sure to tune in tonight at 10pm!

Did you know? The Ford GTB, called the “Burma Jeep”, was produced during World War II and used primarily by the U.S. Nav...
09/13/2021

Did you know? The Ford GTB, called the “Burma Jeep”, was produced during World War II and used primarily by the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps in the Pacific and China-Burma-India Theatres of War.

We took this "behind the scenes" when with @hemlockfilms when the visited earlier this summer. Our volunteer Clayton sure does know how to pose in the Burma! 😎

#motorpoolMonday #volunteers #HemlockFilms #behindthescenes #motorpoolmonday

Did you know? The Ford GTB, called the “Burma Jeep”, was produced during World War II and used primarily by the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps in the Pacific and China-Burma-India Theatres of War.

We took this "behind the scenes" when with @hemlockfilms when the visited earlier this summer. Our volunteer Clayton sure does know how to pose in the Burma! 😎

#motorpoolMonday #volunteers #HemlockFilms #behindthescenes #motorpoolmonday

We’re at Osceola this morning for the Wings and Wheels event! Don’t worry, our airplanes will be back just in time for t...
09/11/2021

We’re at Osceola this morning for the Wings and Wheels event! Don’t worry, our airplanes will be back just in time for the Fall Dance tonight!

#wingsandwheels #hangardance

We just wanted to take a moment to honor the many Americans who lost their lives 20 years ago today. #neverforget 📸 Aaro...
09/11/2021

We just wanted to take a moment to honor the many Americans who lost their lives 20 years ago today.

#neverforget

📸 Aaron Lee- Unsplash

We just wanted to take a moment to honor the many Americans who lost their lives 20 years ago today.

#neverforget

📸 Aaron Lee- Unsplash

Our WWII Bomb Trailer restoration is finally complete! We are beyond excited to showcase this amazing part of history wi...
09/09/2021

Our WWII Bomb Trailer restoration is finally complete! We are beyond excited to showcase this amazing part of history with our B-25 and the WC-21.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the restoration along the way.

#bombtrailer #wwii #b25

Thanks for the welcome Allen County! It’s been a great place to stop for fuel.Thanks to the Allen County Kansas Sheriffs...
09/08/2021

Thanks for the welcome Allen County! It’s been a great place to stop for fuel.

Thanks to the Allen County Kansas Sheriffs Dept for the hospitality.

Thanks for the welcome Allen County! It’s been a great place to stop for fuel.

Thanks to the Allen County Kansas Sheriffs Dept for the hospitality.

09/07/2021

Just a short video from the tail gun position of the B-25 from today’s flyover. We will be posting more photos soon.

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310 Airport Rd Hangar 3 Fleming Field
South Saint Paul, MN
55075

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(651) 455-6942

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The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing was formed in 1971. The Minnesota Wing was the very first charter unit of the national headquarters wing of the Commemorative Air Force and operated as a maintenance support arm to help the CAF’s mission and its ever growing fleet of rare aircraft.

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. ​ Today, the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing is home to six aircraft, a large motor pool fleet, and a unique collection of World War II artifacts that are on display.

The CAF MN Wing attends many airshows, parades, and other events throughout the year. We also host two hangar dances and several museum events at our facility.

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FYI, it's Col Gail Halverson's 101st birthday this weekend.... https://www.facebook.com/GSHFoundation/posts/2062007650623699
I have heard there is a book of the history of the early days of the southern Minnesota Wing, where can I buy a copy?
I did not know the 2021 quarter was of the Tuskegee Airmen…🙂
The wing arriving in LVN today. Thanks for bringing them out!
Duluth Mn airshow!
From our friends of New Zealand Bring our Birds Home Donate to https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/savetheplane in order to preserve the last kiwi example 747-419 left on the planet.
There is a potentially flight-worthy B-17 being auctioned off from the Paul Allen (Microsoft) personal collection currently located at KPAE. The bird (N12355) is reportedly 80% restored and 100% complete.......
Happy 2021! There's only 5 more Mondays till spring. With that positive note, please remember that Wing dues were payable on January 1. You can pay by check, on the website or at the hangar.
Happy 2021! It's going to be a great year for the Minnesota Wing. Please remember Wing dues are 50$ for colonels and 10$ for cadets and are due now. Thank you.
Mn Wing members—First food drive donation drop off today- 110 pounds!!! Next drop off will be mid December- please bring your food donations to the museum be Saturday, Dece 12th- let’s break that 200 pound mark the next time!!
One more for the bucket list!