They have been called the Greatest Generation: 16 million Americans who fought in World War II and built the country we enjoy today. That legacy is quickly disappearing. Fewer than 700,000 World War II veterans are still alive; within 20 years, there will be no one left to tell their stories.

The B-17 Alliance Foundation was formed in 2006 to keep that legacy alive. We are restoring the B-17 Lacey Lady to airworthy condition and building a museum to bring the history of World War II to life. Few B-17s are left and less than a dozen are airworthy.

Upcoming events

june 9-10, 2017
  • B-17 Alliance Fly-in & Warbirds Over the West features crew dinner, classic car competition, living history encampment, Lacey Lady and museum tours, raffle for a P-51 flight, and more

    Mark your calendars for June 9-10 and join us at McNary Field for our annual B-17 Alliance Fly-In & Warbirds Over The West. This year’s event features a wide variety of programs, tours, contests, and fun for the entire family.

    Friday, June 9

    5:00 - 8:30 pm

    Get the weekend off to a great start by joining us for dinner on Friday. Erickson Aviation will fly in for guests to marvel over their P-38 and P-51 aircraft. Historians, pilots, Alliance crew members, and an exclusive vintage collectibles auction will entertain guests over a delicious meal served by The Bomber Catering Company. No host beer and wine bar.

    • Dinner tickets: $25 per person (purchase online)

    Saturday, June 10

    9:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Gates open at 9:00 am for a day filled with exciting activities. View a wide variety of aircraft and classic cars, participate in a living history encampment, view military vehicles, tour our history museum and get a close-up view of the Lacey Lady. While you’re at it, enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, barbecue, and Santiam Brewery tent. There’s even a raffle for a ride in a classic P-51 aircraft! Sorry, airport rules prohibit pets (except service animals).

    • Saturday admission: $10/person (purchase at gate)

    • Cruise-in: $15/car & driver

    • Fly-in: Registration required; no fee for plane & pilot

    • Additional cruise-in/fly-in guests: $10/person

    • Raffle ticket for P-51 plane flight: $30

    Information for exhibitors

    If you’d like to exhibit at Warbirds Over the West, simply download, complete, and return a vendor contract. Individual booth spaces measure 10' x 10' and are just $50 each.

    Download Vendor Contract

    Information for sponsors

    If you’d like to help sponsor Warbirds Over the West, simply download, complete, and return a sponsor agreement. Sponsorships are available for as little $250 and include significant recognition at Foundation events and in Foundation publications.

    Download Sponsor Agreement

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