WINGS OF FREEDOM (EDE,NL) 2019

Copyright Ruud Leeuw Photos © R.Leeuw


Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL
Commemorating the liberation of the Netherlands in May 1945, which actually started with the Normandy invasion on 06Jun45, remembering those who fought to free Europe from the Nazis, on 24Aug19 an air show was held on a grass meadow near Ede.
The three days festivities included an encampment complete with 'military hardware' and reenactors.

 

EARLY WINGS OF FREEDOM

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St.V.V. Blériot XI replica, PH-BLÉ (c/n NVAV-78) of the Stichting Vroege Vogels

The Blériot XI is a French aircraft of the pioneer era of aviation. The first example was used by Louis Blériot to make the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft, on 25 July 1909. This is one of the most famous accomplishments of the pioneer era of aviation, and not only won Blériot a lasting place in history but also assured the future of his aircraft manufacturing business. [Wikipedia..]

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Boeing-Stearman B75N1, N9912H (c/n 75-7213) 'Old Crow'

Boeing-Stearman B75N1 s/n 75-7213 was built in 1942 as a Boeing-Stearman N2S-3 Kaydet. The aircraft served with the U.S. Navy with serial 07609.
After being withdrawn from use with the U.S. Navy, the aeroplane was registered N9912H as Boeing-Stearman Model B75N-1. In 1947, the biplane was converted for agricultural spraying by Aerial Blight Control in West Bend, Wisconsin.
In 1979, the Stearman was rebuilt to the two-seat configuration and was repainted in its 'Old Crow'-colours.
In 1990, the 'Old Crow' was sold in the Netherlands and is based in the Netherlands since 1991.
In 2006, the Boeing N2S-3 Stearman 'Old Crow' N9912H owned by The Storyteller went through a grand revision. The airframe, wings and all individual parts have been revised at Antwerp Airport.
Since some modifications and enhancements were made.
During 2006, the original radial engine was replaced by a brandnew Jacobs R755B2M.
On 10Feb08 the plane made its maiden flight after the revision.
www.avia-dejavu.net/photo N9912H

 


 

DC-3 N147DC 'Drag-'em-oot'

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Douglas C-47A (c/n 19345) Drag-'em-0ot.

Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL
I hadn't seen N473DC for a number of years, missed it at its (temporary) home Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Center,
at East Kirkby and did not see it at Duxford IWM 'D-Day 75' air event either. Glad to see it here!

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The history and events leading up to its restoration can be read on my C-47 'Drag-'em-oot' page

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2100882/P-3X

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A very fine display showing the agility of this DC-3 vintage transport.

Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL

 

AIR SHOW

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Spitfire TD314 FX-P
Aero Legends owns & operates besides C-47 (N437DC) also 3 Spitfires (NH341 'Elizabeth', TD314 'St George' and RR232 'City of Exeter') and seems to be based at Headcorn Aerodrome.
Also shown on my Air Legends 2017 event at Duxford IWM

In early 1948 TD314 was selected as one of the 136 Spitfire IXs to be sold to the South African Air Force and she was sent to 47 MU RAF Sealand where she was packed for shipment, leaving Birkenhead on the SS Clan Chattan 23rd April and arriving at Cape Town on the 12th May 1948.
Details of her use with the SAAF are not known but she was sold for scrapping to the South African Metal & Machinery CO, Salt River, Cape Town, sometime during 1954. She remained in the scrap yard until recovered by Larry Barnett of Johannesburg in 1969.
From there she passed through the hands of several owners before arriving in the UK via Canada in 2009.

Acquired by Aero Legends in 2011, restoration commenced at Biggin Hill culminating in a first flight on the 7th December 2013. TD314 is heavily featured in the new Haynes manual on Spitfire restoration having its picture pride of place on the front cover. TD314 has been named 'St. George' which is prominently displayed on the fuselage.
More on silodrome.com/spitfire-plane/


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Spitfire N3200 / QV
Also shown on my Air Legends air show at Duxford IWM 2017
History of Spitfire N3200
From warbirdregistry.org/spitregistry/spitfire-n3200.

N3200/QV is owned and operated by the Imperial War Museum, based at Duxford Airfield.
Ex No.19 Squadron, it sports the QV squadron codes it wore when it was shot down on 26May1940 while in support of the Operation Dynamo: the evacuation of Dunkirk with Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Stevenson, No.19 Sqn OC, at the controls.
N3200 was restored to airworthy condition by Historic Flying Limited, Duxford and its 1st post-restoration flight took place on 26March2014 from the airfield.
Donated to the Imperial War Museum Duxford on 09Jul2015 by American billionaire and conservationist Thomas Kaplan (a.k.a. Mark One Partnership LLC), accepted on behalf of the museum by its Patron, Prince William (Duke of Cambridge).
From: en.wikipedia.org:_List_of_surviving_Supermarine_Spitfires

 

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Hawker Hurricane Mk.1, G-HRLI 'V7497 SD-X'

V7497 is a Hurricane Mk 1, manufactured in August 1940 by Hawker Aircraft Ltd at Kingston. Flown operationally at the very height of the Battle of Britain from the famous fighter station, Kenley, in East London, the aircraft was lost during an operational patrol on 28th September over Sutton in Kent.
More on hawkerrestorations.co.uk/sale/g-hrli-v7497-hurricane-mk-1

 

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Messerchmitt BF 109, Yellow 10. Actually Hispano HA-1112-M1L Buchon (c/n 172) C.4K-102 (reg'd G-AWHK)

Hispano Aviación HA-1112-M1L Buchón, Spanish Air Force (Serial No. C.4K-102), c/n 172.
Previously 'Red 1', painted as 'Yellow 10'. Reg. No. G-BWUE.
This Buchón was built in Spain post-war.
Restored in original condition and still fitted with a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, which is how they were built. Painted in the colours it wore when involved in the production of 'The Battle of Britain' film, at Duxford in 1968, when it was registered as G-AWHK. It is operated by ARCo. Spitfire Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
From: silverhawkauthor.com/warplanes-of-the-second-world-war-preserved-in....

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_surviving_Messerschmitt_Bf_109s


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The Messerschmitt / Buchon in pursuit of the Hurricane

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North American P-51 Mustang, PH-JAT '413578', titled 'Trusty Rusty'; operator Early Birds.

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North American P-51 Mustang, 44-13578 'Trusty Rusty' passing the Bf 109.

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Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL

Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL

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Westland Lysander, V9312 LX-E
Note the high position the pilot sits in; excellent aircraft to drop infiltrators behind enemy lines during WW2

Lysander V9312 (G-CCOM) has been owned by the Aircraft Restoration Company (ARCo) since 2003 and was restored to flying condition by a team of full time and volunteer engineers. It was built by Westland during 1940 and is believed to be the only solely Westland built Lysander to be restored to airworthy condition in the UK, the others having incorporated Canadian built components.
V9312/LX-E made its first post-restoration flight as recent as 28Aug2018.

The aircraft was taken on charge by the RAF at 33 M.U. at Lynham on 4th January 1941 and subsequently served with 613, 225 and 4 Squadrons. 
More on www.aircraftrestorationcompany.com/lysander


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Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL

Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL

Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL
The Lysander has a unique way of landing (and take off as well)

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'Fokker Four' minus one Fokker S-11 which remained grounded due technical

 

STATIC

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Nieuport 28C-1 Replica, N6256. From the Early Birds collection (PH-NIE).

'Who Said Rats' is the motto of 147th Aero Squadron, as 17th Weapons Squadron it traces its lineage to the
United States Army Air Service's 17th and 147th Aero Squadrons, both of which were active during World War I. The 147th was redesignated the 17th Pursuit Squadron in the post-war Air Service and later consolidated with the 17th Aero Squadron in 1936 to preserve the history of both pursuit units.
The 17th Aero Squadron was activated in August 1917 and earned 13 campaign streamers in France flying the Sopwith Camel. The 147th Aero Squadron was organized in November 1917 and flew the Nieuport 28 and SPAD S.XIII fighters, earning eight streamers.
During World War II, the 17th Pursuit Squadron participated in the defense of the Philippines flying the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and garnering the first American Ace of World War II.
[Wikipedia]


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Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL
North American AT-6 Texan, PH-TXN (c/n 78-6821) - '313/K'.
Based at Lelystad Airport with 'Wings Over Holland'. Previously SE-CHP.

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Noorduijn AT-16ND, PH-KLU (c/n 14A-1184)
Ex/ USAAF/43-12885, RAF/FT144, KLu/B-59, MLD/12-5, KLu/B-59.
07Nov08: During the climb out they suffered an engine failure. They managed to land the aircraft with its gear up
in a field (which just had been ploughed) just inside the aerodrome fences. [aviation-safety.net]

Check out other Harvard/Texan variants in Holland: kluhv.nl/home-eng/nieuws/de-vliegende-vloot/16-harvard

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Fairchild 24 Argus II (C-61 Forwarder / C-68 / GK / J2K), FS537 (c/n R9-418). Collection: Early Birds.
From Scramble.nl (PH- database): Ex PH-FAI, N165EB, HB-EIM, FS537, 43-14459.
From www.airhistory.net: 'Built as C-61A Argus II for the RAF with the Warner Super Scarab radial engine.
Later it was rebuilt using a Fairchild Ranger inline engine, giving it the sleeker appearance of a UC-61K or Argus III.'

Constructed as a C-61A-FA by Fairchild at Hagerstown, MD, USA.
1944 - Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Army Air Force with s/n 43-14459.
Taken on Strength/Charge with the Royal Air Force with s/n FS537 as a Argus II.
To unknown owner with c/r HB-EIM.
Circa 7 December 2000 - Certificate of airworthiness for N165EB (24R-9, R9-418) issued.
7 December 2000 - To J V. Mesdag, Lelystad with c/r N165EB.
16 March 2006 - Civil registration, N165EB, cancelled.
To unknown owner with c/r PH-FAI (Fairchild 24R9, R9-418).
From: www.aerialvisuals.ca

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Hawker Hurricane Mk.1, G-HRLI 'V7497 SD-X'

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Interesting line up, visitors from Duxford's Imperial War Museum

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Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL
Yellow 10, Hispano HA-1112-M1L Buchon

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Westland Lysander, G-CCOM 'V9312 LX-E'

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Vultee BT-13/BT-15/SNV Valiant, N3138T '42-43210' (c/n 10425). Operator / Titles: Early Birds.
Arrived with the Early Birds Foundation (Lelystad) in January 2019 and made its first flight here on 22Mar19.

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Aerostar Yak-52, PH-DTM. Owner M.H. Schoonderbeek whom I believe was also the organizer of this event.
Ex (PH-DTU), RA-2075K, DOSAAF 101/yellow.

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Beech C-43/GB/JB (D17S) Staggerwing, N295BS (c/n 295)
This aircraft carries the markings of the US Air Attache to the UK and the seal of the London US Embassy.

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Erco 415CD Ercoupe, PH-NCE (c/n 4765); owner R.J. Maatman.

 

 

ENCAMPMENT

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Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL

Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL
I like these displays portraying the camp conditions of WW2.

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Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL

Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL

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I think I have seen 'Morning Gory' before... (Duxford D-Day75)

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Explaining a gramophone..

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Dogfight simulation


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THE GERMANS

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For the first time Germans were present commemorating the end of WW2: there was a flying Messerchmitt,
a grounded one and reenactors.

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I would welcome details on this Messerschmitt Bf 109 airframe; original? EMAIL

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THE CROWD

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Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL

Wings of Freedom (2019), Ede, NL

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In all respects I found this event very well organized.

 

 

D-DAY'S 75th ANNI FLY EVENT (2019) @DUXFORD IWM
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