Living History Group
The Winged Commandos™ WWII Living History Group, Inc. was started in 2007 as a living tribute to the Allied glider pilots of the Second World War.
The name Winged Commandos was used in WWII as a general nickname for glider pilots in the U.S. at South Plains Army Air Field, Lubbock, Texas and other U.S. Army Air Forces training facilities.
Trooping the Squadron
CG-15A Glider Frame Arrives
On November 20, 2010, Winged Commandos was given a CG-15A glider cockpit and frame by a group of Minnesota men who began the project three years ago.
The frame and cockpit will be restored and used to demonstrate WWII glider cargo loading and unloading at living history events.
The CG-15A was a modified version of the CG-4A glider, the most well-known of the American WWII gliders. Changes which made the CG-15A unique include the single axle landing gear, and doors on the cockpit to allow aircrew members to exit quicker.
Winged Commandos wishes to thank Ingemar Holm, Jim Johns, Don Patton and Tom Wier of Minnesota for their generous gift.