Issue Forty Seven
- Live Bait
- Captain Clayton Kelly Gross – An Unforgettable, Pugnacious Pup
- Chuck Hall – Father of 5
- Unsung Heroes – L-4 Grasshopper History Lesson
Kelly Gross always excelled at whatever he set his mind to. As the biggest war in human history began, he chose the path of a fighter pilot – and history proves he was quite good at it.
Chuck Hall cut his teeth as a warbird owner flying around the pylons at Reno in a Mustang that was known as Race 5. Steve Chapis sat down with Chuck to learn about the history of the plane, and the man.
When the USAF ended support for the popular T6A Texan II demo team and Heritage Flight, groans were heard around the warbird world. Those who attended the 2012 Canadian International Airshow were able to once again see the prolific T-6/Harvard of World War II flying alongside the newest military advanced trainer.
When owner Jon Vesely made the decision to buy a Mustang project that was at Midwest Aero Restorations, he didn’t just buy an airplane. It was the fulfillment of a childhood dream and the opportunity to be the caretaker of history. Warbird Digest explores the plane’s history and its restoration.
In international incident is taking place in the skies over Sweden. Jan Andersson founded a flying museum and is putting together a collection of warbirds that includes a P-51 Mustang, A-26 Invader, deHavilland Vampire, and more.