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CAF Minnesota Wing Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Open House Features Cake, Aircraft Tours, Silent Auction


August 1, 2021

Jeremy D. Dando

The Minnesota Wing attends airshows, parades, and other events throughout the year. "Miss Mitchell," the Wing's B-25J, is pictured during a flyover at this year's Duluth Air Show.

The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing recently celebrated its 50-year anniversary.

Approximately 300 attendees helped wing members celebrate July 10 during an open house that featured history flights, a food truck, aircraft tours, a silent auction, and plenty of cake.

The Minnesota Wing formed at Fleming Field in South St. Paul as the first charter unit of the national headquarters wing, operating as a maintenance support arm.

"Miss Mitchell," the Wing's B-25J, left the anniversary party early to complete a fly-over mission to the Hinckley Corn and Clover Parade.

The event was entitle...

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