2012 - 1940's Gala
In February 2012, the Indiana Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosted a Gala in the spirit of a 1940’s era USO gala. Tickets included a fine catered dinner and dancing to the swing and big band music of the Starlighters, a 16 piece big band and vocalist. Surrounding the dining and dance floor were a selection of World War II combat aircraft and vehicles.
The event also included an era military and civilian impression (costume) contest, dance contest, and silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefited the Indiana Wing of the CAF, a non-profit organization.
The Indiana Wing maintains and flies two World War II aircraft, a primary trainer PT-26 Cornell and a liaison L-2A Grasshopper, to airshows around Indiana. Nationwide, the CAF maintains over 150 flying historic combat aircraft, the world’s largest collection, as a tribute to the several hundred thousand men and women who built, serviced, and flew them in defense of our nation.