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WWII Warbird Foundation Hosting Auction

WWII Warbird Foundation Hosting Auction

Greatest Generation Aircraft,  a Fort Worth, Texas-based foundation that operates a pair of World War II aircraft, will host a charity auction Friday, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Vintage Flying Museum hangar at 505 NW 38th Street.

Among the many unique items set to roll across the auction block is a Cyclone radial engine overhauled in 1942 for installation in Pan Am’s China Clipper. There also will be a collection of World War II aircraft-inspired art, artifacts and collectibles, classic aircraft parts and more.

Auction proceeds will benefit Greatest Generation Aircraft’s restoration and maintenance efforts of several vintage military aircraft, including the North American B-25 Mitchell “Pacific Prowler,” the Douglas C-47 “Southern Cross,” and the Douglas A-26K “Special Kay.”  Greatest Generation Aircraft is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation that restores vintage military aircraft to their original flying condition. These aircraft are then used to educate the general public to the roles they played in our country’s history, as well as pay tribute to the veterans that crewed these aircraft.

Bidder pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. To pre-register, send your name, address and cell phone number to greatestgeneration@yahoo.com. You will receive a bidder number in return and may pick up your bid card at the check-in table upon arrival. A preview of the items to be auctioned will be held Friday from noon to 6 p.m. You also may bid on items by proxy or phone.

For more information, visit the group’s site here.

Updated: October 9, 2013 — 10:43 AM

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