Owners: Jack Roush and Jim Hagedorn
Speakers: Col. C. E. “Bud” Anderson, Jack Roush and Jim Hagedorn
When you pair a World War II triple Ace with one of the most significant aircraft of World War II you have the makings for a memorable presentation. When that Ace is Col. Bud Anderson and his “Old Crow” you have the favorite addition to every Warbirds in Review schedule for the past 20 years. Jim Hagedorn will be sitting down with Bud for a, not to be missed, one on one interview. Who knows what Jim will ask Bud that will prompt a brand new story or two. Jack Roush will be a part of this unique group discussion of pilots and more importantly friends. Attendees can expect to hear about the technical advances that Roush Aviation and others offer today’s owners and operators through innovations and support. Bud Anderson is a WWII Triple Ace who flew the P-51 Mustang Old Crow, while assigned to the 357th Fighter Group “Yoxford Boys,” 8th Air Force, Leiston Field, United Kingdom. The 357th Fighter Group was credited with shooting down 609 enemy aircraft in only 15 months, a pace no other fighter group equaled. The 357th produced 42 Aces – more than any other group. Bud was the leading Ace of the 363rd Fighter Squadron with 16 1/4 victories and today is the leading living ace of World War II. Thank you to P-51 owners Jack Roush and Jim Hagedorn for being the keepers of these treasures.
“To Fly and Fight updated Edition” will be on sale in the Warbird store. Photo Courtesy Paul Bowen.