Aviation Enthusiast

This site features some of Minnesota's aviation history and WWII vintage aircraft preservation efforts supported by volunteers and aviation enthusiasts.

Minnesota Wing

The Minnesota Wing preserves the first-hand oral histories of those who served and witnessed WWII and more recent conflicts. On July 1st, 1971, the Southern Minnesota Wing was formed and officially became the first CAF Unit ever created and started operating as the northern maintenance arm of the CAF. 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!

The Wing performed its maintenance duties with distinction and expertise, flying all over the country to assist aircraft with field maintenance and even performing engine changes on B-17s at Fleming Field. However, as time progressed, the Wing found itself in the possession of, and also the desire to operate, WWII aircraft of its own.

Fleming Field

South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Fleming Field houses the hangar and facilities in which the CAF uses for their living museum. Fleming Field, is a city-owned public-use airport located two miles (3 km) south of the central business district of South St. Paul, a city inDakota County, Minnesota, United States.

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