Invite a war hero to your community - she's got hair-raising stories to tell!

Aug 26, 2015, 13:00 ET from Commemorative Air Force

MESA, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flying amidst mountain peaks at night, getting shot at, landing on improvised dirt fields to unload spies, commandos, supplies, guns and mules – the C-47 Skytrain 'Old Number 30' is a battle-hardened war bird from World War II that now visits communities in the southwest.

Educational flights, tribute events for veterans and home front heroes, concerts, car shows, hangar dances or aviation club gatherings are just a sample of her 'peacetime missions.'

Old Number 30 flew dozens of combat missions in Southern Europe from 1944-45, including secret operations for the Office of Strategic Services (now the CIA). See more about her history at Request an application for fall/winter appearances by sending an email to

Owned and operated by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Arizona, a 501(c)3 organization, Old Number 30 is an exciting and unique attraction for communities and civic organizations in every multi-faceted appearance.

Keep up with CAF Arizona war bird appearances around the U.S., its Mesa, AZ museum and special events. Go to Facebook CAF Arizona Airbase.

Media contact Bobbie Carleton, or call 480-924-1940

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