19480917 CVG Air Show
Greater Cincinnati Airport Is To Be Scene Of Air Force Shows Tomorrow And Sunday With cooperation from the weath erman, Greater Cincinnati will witness witness a spectacular air show and exhibit tomorrow and Sunday. Strange-looking Strange-looking Strange-looking man-made man-made man-made birds will roar through the sky, proclaim ing national observance of Aii Force Day. There will be big planes and little planes crisscrossing the heavens, Then, the birds will be grounded at Greater Cincinnati Airport for the public to take a close-up close-up close-up view of them to "get acquainted with the Ail Force." That is the purpose of the show to demonstrate to Mr. and Mrs. America that the Air Force has been "on the ball" during its first year as an independent military service and to carry the message that "air power is peace power." The local demonstration will be given under the auspices of the Covington and Cincinnati Squad rons of the Air Force Association, a civilian group composed largely of AF veterans. Tighlights: A giant "V," written in smoke in the sky above Greater Cincinnati Airport at noon Saturday will be the signal for the opening of the celebration, Jerry O'Brien, director, reported. Simultaneously, from the ground will come a barrage of aerial rockets and. bombs to welcome two B-29s B-29s B-29s which are to fly In from Hawaii. (Hal Metzger, Enquirer aviation writer, will be aboard one of them.) A six-engined six-engined six-engined B-36 B-36 B-36 bomber is to fly over the city at 5:17 p. m. Sat urday. It is the world's largest land-based land-based land-based bomber. It has a 230- 230- foot wingspread and a 163-foot 163-foot 163-foot fuselage. Cincinnatians also will get their first view of the B-45, B-45, B-45, a four-en four-en four-en gined jet bomber, which is sched uled to fly over the airport Sunday afternoon. Outstanding among the ground displays will be a C-82, C-82, C-82, an odd appearing appearing englned, twin-tailed twin-tailed twin-tailed "fly ing boxcar," complete with a pla toon of 82nd Airborne Division troops. Other Army exibits will include three B-25 B-25 B-25 "Billy Mitchell" medium bombers, one B-26 B-26 B-26 "Marauder'M medium bomber, three P-47 P-47 P-47 "Thun derbolt" fighters and one F-51 F-51 F-51 "Mustang" fighter. In the air, a squadron of Mustangs Mustangs of the 166th Fighter Group of the Ohio National Guard, Lock-bourn Lock-bourn Lock-bourn Air Base, Columbus, will , , h...... , SMITIMMI IIIIISMI 1HI HIiiSillllMIISHIIIHIIIIISSII IHl I I II I l 11111. IIIIMHHMJlll Il-H Il-H Il-H I IIIIWI II HlllHT,li-llll HlllHT,li-llll HlllHT,li-llll Some of the latest planes, military and civilian, flying America's America's skies will be seen tomorrow and Sunday at" Greater Cincinnati Airport during Air Force Day observances. At top is the new B-45, B-45, B-45, a four-jet-powered four-jet-powered four-jet-powered four-jet-powered four-jet-powered bomber, one of the Air Force's newest, which will fly over the field Sunday afternoon. Next are six of the latest model light civilian planes, with representatives alongside, which will be on display. display. Military versions of these types served the Army well as artillery spotters and liaison planes in World War II. Below Below is the Air Force's tremendous B-36 B-36 B-36 heavy bomber which appeared over Cincinnati a few weeks ago. At the bottom is the Fairchild Packet, standard troop and cargo carrier for an all-air all-air all-air army, showing how paratroops can leave it much sooner by leaping from both rear doors at the same time. that performed at the recent Cleveland Cleveland National Air Races, will pro vide acrobatics, parachute jumps and "buzz jobs." Air liners and small commercial crafts will abound on the field for inspection. SDficial busses will be provided direct from Cincinnati to the air port during both days.