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The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan is a military trainer aircraft with a piston engine used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s.

Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28D was successfully employed as a counter-insurgency aircraft during the Vietnam War. The “D” model had six under-wing hard points for rockets or bombs. It has continued in civilian use as an aerobatics and Warbird performer. 

Flown for the first time in September 1949, it was designed to replace the T-6 Texan. Between 1950 and 1957, a total of 1,948 were built. After becoming adopted as a primary trainer by the USAF, the United States Navy and Marine Corps adopted it as well. The Air Force phased out the aircraft from primary pilot training by the early 1960s.

It continued in use for limited training of special operations aircrews and for primary training of select foreign military personnel. It also continued to be used as a primary trainer by the Navy, the Marine Corps and Coast Guard into the early 1980s.

The National Museum of WW II Aviation features WWII-era veterans!!


There are few WWII-era veterans left, and the National Museum of World War II Aviation is providing an opportunity for the community to meet-and-greet some of these honored WWII veterans.

Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The National Museum of World War II Aviation
775 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, 80916

Scheduled to appear are:
Ed Beck—Army POW captured during the Battle of the Bulge who escaped from captivity.
Marilyn Doenges—Army nurse who served in the UK and Northern France
JJ Inman—P-51 pilot who flew missions in China
Noe Romero—Served on the U.S.S Yorktown at the Battle of Midway
Bill Roche—B-17 waist gunner who was shot down by German aircraft twice.
Cole “Junior” Griego—U.S. Navy Medic in the Battle of Iwo Jima

Advance admission purchases are advised for this event because advance ticket holders will be given priority to enter the museum. Appropriate social distancing and face masks will be required and strictly enforced.**

Historic note: 75 years ago on August 14, 1945 the Japanese surrendered, and hostilities in WWII ceased. The formal surrender of Japanese forces was signed Sept. 2, 1945.