Missing Man Formation

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Photo by Kevin Hong

Honoring the Fallen

Over 12 million Americans answered the nation’s call over the course of the Second World War – 407,000 servicemen would pay the ultimate price for freedom. Meeting death on the ground and in the skies over war-torn continents, or in the seas between them, the cost of ultimate victory must never be forgotten. The Missing Man formation serves to remind us of those who sacrificed their future for that of our nation, and is a tradition which dates back to World War II. The symbolic moment when a single aircraft breaks formation and soars skyward, leaving behind the others, albeit with a missing man in their ranks.
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Grumman TBM Avenger

Aircraft Type: Grumman TBM-3E Avenger Organization: Texas Flying Legends Museum Photo Credit: Luigino Caliaro

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Vought F4U Corsair

Aircraft Type: Goodyear FG-1D Corsair Organization: Texas Flying Legends Museum Photo Credit: Luigino Caliaro

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Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Aircraft Type:Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Photo Credit: Luigino Caliaro
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North American P-51 Mustang

Aircraft Type: North American P-51D Mustang Dakota Kid II Organization: Texas Flying Legends Museum Photo Credit: Luigino Caliaro

**The aircraft listed have agreed to participate in the flyover, but due to factors such as weather or mechanical issues,participating aircraft are subject to change without notice.**