WWII 75th Anniversary Celebrations – Huge Plans For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020

The EAA is planning to celebrate the end of WWII with some major flying demonstrations during AirVenture Oshkosh 2020. (image by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (December 19, 2019) — EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020 will feature expanded warbird flying activities as the annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The 68th annual EAA fly-in convention takes place July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Spitfire Mk.IX MK959 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

EAA AirVenture will tell the many aviation stories of The Greatest Generation and the worldwide conflict during its renowned afternoon air shows. It will feature flying displays and groups that are favorites for EAA audiences. Highlighting the weeklong commemoration will be major air show flying activities on Wednesday, July 22, and Friday and Saturday, July 24-25.

The CAF’s Tora! Tora! Tora! routine at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

“Marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and telling all the aviation stories involved is a mammoth task,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of programs, publications, and marketing, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “Our goal is to create the go-to event that properly commemorates the aviation story of World War II, from the Eagle Squadrons and American Volunteer Groups through the final Allied victories in 1945.”

Specific aircraft and flying demonstrations are still being finalized for EAA AirVenture 2020, but will feature aircraft from both the European and Pacific Theaters. Additional highlights will tell the stories of remarkable heroism and pioneering technology that changed the course of the war. Further details on individual highlights and aircraft will be announced as they are finalized.

There will doubtless be Corsairs and other WWII naval fighters on hand to help the EAA celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII at AirVenture Oshkosh 2020. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
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