CAF Bombers at Deer Valley
November 14 - 15, 2010



Sunday, Navember 14

Three World War II bombers flown by the Commemorative Air Force arrived at Deer Valley Airport on Sunday November 14. Two North American P-51D Mustangs, a Supermarine Spitfire replica, and a Ryan PT-22 trainer also visited Deer Valley on Sunday. The public can buy rides aboard North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ, Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, and Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B through Wednesday.

North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ flew for the Army Air Corps as 43-35972. It was stored at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona in 1959. National Metals Company of Phoenix, Arizona registered it as N9552Z in January 1960 and sold it to Dothan Aviation of Dothan, Alabama in September 1960. It was fitted with an agricultural tank and spray bars in December 1960. John L. Stokes and Cen-Tex Aviation of San Marcos, Texas acquired it in August 1975 and sold it to Henry W. Fisher, Donald W. Ericson. and Robert E. Thompson of Bloomington, Mississippi in August 1979. It was bought by the Confederate Air Force of Harlingen, Texas in October 1981 and registered as N125AZ on September 6, 1991. It has been assigned to the Arizona Wing of the CAF at Mesa, Arizona in December 1999. It flies as 43-35972 Maid in the Shade.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z served the Army Air Force as 44-83514 and its construction number is 32155. It was retired to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona on January 27, 1959. Acme Aircraft Parts of Compton, California registered it as N9323Z on July 31, 1959. Western Air Industries of Anderson, California converted it to a fire fighting tanker in November 1960. It flew as Tanker E17. Aero Union Corporation of Chico, California flew it as Tanker C17 and Tanker 17 from June 6, 1962 until 1978. The Confederate Air Force of Midland, Texas acquired it on January 17, 1978. It flies with its original Army Air Force serial, 44-83514.

North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZD, eer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ landed at 10:52 AM

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z landed one minute after Maid in the Shade.

North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ

North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ

North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z

North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ and Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ and Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z

North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ and Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ and Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z

Spitfire Mk IX replica N1940K, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX replica N1940K was built by Robert Deford in 2003 and has been registered to him since September 14, 2000. It is powered by an Allison V-1710 V-12 engine.

North American P-51D Mustangs Cripes a Mighty N151BW and Stang NL151RJ, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustangs Cripes a Mighty N151BW and Stang NL151RJ

North American P-51D Mustang Stang NL151RJ, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustang Stang NL151RJ

North American P-51D Mustang Cripes a Mighty N151BW, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustang Cripes a Mighty N151BW

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX replica N1940K, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX replica N1940K

North American P-51D Mustang Stang NL151RJ, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustang Stang NL151RJ

North American P-51D Mustang Cripes a Mighty, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustang Cripes a Mighty N151BW

North American P-51D Mustang Cripes a Mighty, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustang Cripes a Mighty N151BW

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B arrived from Long Beach, California at 12:12 PM.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B was delivered to the US Army Air Force as 44-62070. Its construction number is 11547. Following retirement in 1958 it was placed on the bombing range at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station. The Confederate Air Force acquired it on March 23, 1971 and registered it as N4249. It was flown to CAF headquarters at Harlingen, Texas on August 3, 1971. It was reigstered N529B in August 1981.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z and Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z and Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ, Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, and Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B is powered by four Wright R-350 Duplex Cyclone 18-cylinder radial engines.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX replica N1940K, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX replica N1940K

North American P-51D Mustang Cripes a Mighty, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustang Cripes a Mighty N151BW

North American P-51D Mustang Stang NL151RJ, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustang Stang NL151RJ

Ryan ST3KR PT-22 N56017, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Ryan ST3KR N56017 was built in 1942. It is powered by a Kinner R-5 series 5-cylinder, 540-cubic inch radial engine. It is restored as a US Army Air Corps PT-22.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

North American P-51D Mustang Stang NL151RJ, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustang Stang NL151RJ

North American P-51D Mustang Cripes a Mighty N151BW, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustang Cripes a Mighty N151BW

North American P-51D Mustangs Cripes a Mighty N151BW and Stang NL151RJ, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 North American P-51D Mustangs Cripes a Mighty N151BW and Stang NL151RJ departed at 1:48 PM.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B took off with a load of passengers at 2:56 PM

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B returned at 3:19 PM.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Photography Prints Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi Deer Valley Airport November 14 2010: You can buy prints up to 10-2/3" by 16" or 5" x 7" greeting cards of this photograph.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B made another flight later that afternoon.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z returned from a revenue flight at 3:35 PM.

Photography Prints Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey Deer Valley Airport November 14 2010: You can buy prints up to 10-2/3" by 16" or 5" x 7" greeting cards of this photograph.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 14, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z

Monday, Navember 15

On Monday, Navember 15, Fifi made one revenue flight in the morning.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z

North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZD, eer Valley, November 15, 2010 North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B took of from Runway 7 Right at 10:41 AM.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B returned to Runway 7 Right at 11:11 AM.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Photography Prints Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi Deer Valley Airport November 14 2010: You can buy prints up to 10-2/3" by 16" or 5" x 7" greeting cards of this photograph.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z is powered by four Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9-cylinder radial engines.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, Deer Valley, November 15, 2010 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z

North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZD, eer Valley, November 15, 2010 North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ is powered by a pair of Wright R-2600 Twin Cyclone 14-cylinder radial engines.

Fifi is scheduled to make one revenue flight at noon on Tuesday. It is scheduled to make another revenue flight at 8:00 AM on Wednesday and then to depart for Texas that morning.



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