EAA Warbirds of America: Chuck Greenhill (posthumous)
Chuck Greenhill’s involvement in warbird restoration began soon after his time serving as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army. Greenhill worked as a tool and die maker, and used those skills to bring warbird aircraft back to life. Working alongside his wife Bev, they restored warbirds back to their original condition. Greenhill would also often help others in the warbird community by providing them with scarcely available parts. Perhaps the most notable among his numerous restoration projects is the only surviving Grumman J2F-4 Duck from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Greenhill’s restorations frequently appeared at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh during the 2000s and 2010s, earning him several awards including 2007 World War II Grand Champion, 2003 and 2005 Reserve Grand Champion, and the 2014 Preservation award. He also used his passion for aviation to inspire the next generation by attending fly-ins and letting children see his aircraft up close and learn about their importance in American history.