|96 year old LCDR Ross (Ret.)|
Lewis Racing's F7F Tigercat "La Patrona" (formerly "Big Bossman") - the first Tigercat to compete at Reno.
James Martin's Oshkosh 2011 winning Best Military Transport SNB-5 "Dewey's Ride".
Dave Hansen's PV-2 "Attu Warrior".
Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation's R5D "Spirit of Freedom".
Tillamook Air Museum's PV-2 Harpoon "Rose's Raiders" (static display).
Lonestar Flight Museum's PV-2 Harpoon BUNo 37634 (static display).
Yankee Air Museum's PB4Y-2 Privateer (static display).
Cavanaugh Air Museum's TBM Avenger.
Are you jealous yet? We are hoping to meet up with Joe later this summer on our national tour!! We owe Joe and all the other members of the Greatest Generation everything, so the least we can do is visit him and thank him in person. It will be the highlight of the summer for us.
During 1953 and 1954, Lt Ross was based at Litchfield Park in AZ where he test flew aircraft that were being removed from storage and transferred to other bases, or being sold as surplus. This is where he had the incredible opportunity to fly many different types of aircraft.
Meeting up with these great people makes all the time and energy spent on keeping "Attu Warrior" flying worthwhile. Even though it is a great airplane, cleaning oil of the underbelly after every flight is still a chore, but all the drudgery of these mundane tasks goes away when we are face to face with our heroes.
|A page from Joe Ross's log book showing one of the flights in 37472|
April 20th, 2012
'Attu Warrior' is now being maintained and operated by The Warbird Warriors Foundation that will take it out to airshows and other events across the country to share this incredible aircraft with as many as we can.
If you would like to join with us in preserving this and other significant warbird aircraft, visit our website at www.warbirdwarriors.org and become a crew member.