The very talented Max Haynes recently went out for a photoshoot with the F4U-4 Corsair and P-51D Mustang “Sierra Sue II” with the T-6 Texan as the photo ship. The results are quite spectacular.
8th Air Force Legacy Display
The 8th Air Force legacy display has arrived at the museum. It is meant to augment the book already on display of 26,000 names of the men of the 8th Air Force who did not come home. The display is loaned to the WOTN museum by the national 8th Air Force Historical Society.
Recent Museum Acquisitions
There have been several recent acquisitions at the museum.
Sierra Sue II Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force
The museum’s P-51 D Mustang Sierra Sue II visited the Air National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport last weekend to help celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the US Air Force.
We were given the royal treatment by the entire crew at the wing and would like to thank Lt Colonel Gia Wilson-Mackey and her staff for their hospitality.
Attached is a picture with a couple of the airmen that helped us launch Sue on Sunday. L-R TSGT Scheress Hendricks, SRA Hayden Fowler and SMSGT Kyle Klass.
Thank you from Wings of the North.
The museum has had a few special visitors over the last week.
John Christgau visited with his family to see Sierra Sue II. John is the brother of Sierra Sue’s former longtime owner Roger Christgau. John even wrote a book about the history of Sierra Sue II. More information on his book is below:
Double Centurian, (a Centurian had 100 landings on an aircraft carrier)
Retired Commander Carlton Bye and his family came to see our Corsair recently.
Flight Student Bye soloed at Flying Cloud when he was 17, enlisted at 19 in
1947 and after Naval flight training in the same class with Neil Armstrong
he was assigned to the USS Leyte flying Corsairs during the Korean conflict.
He served in VC and VR squadrons.