P-520: WWII & Korean War Crashboat


Join us on the weekend of April 9-10 at Sailwinds park in Cambridge Maryland to Honor an American hero. Brigadier General McGee, of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, or Red Tails, passed away in January of this year. The P-520 will be hosting a Memorial Ceremony at the park and a wreath laying ceremony on Saturday from 11-1pm. Guest speakers will be on hand to talk about the importance of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Sailwinds Park


Following that service, Living historians from the Airmen`s Preservation Society will be on site teaching the importance of wartime pilots. We will also have military vehicles of all types and other Living history groups set up. Details are being finalized to have a fly over and display of Red Tail warbirds as well.

The P-520 will be open for tours throughout the weekend. Living Historians will be on board to showcase what these boats did during WW2 and the importance of their role to rescue downed pilots.

Sunday will pay tribute to the Doolittle Raiders, the 80 men who took off from the deck of the USS Hornet in 1942 and bombed Japan on what was thought to be a one way trip. This year marks 80 years since that raid happened.

We invite the public out to this important event and to see what we are hoping to bring to Cambridge Maryland. Cambridge built the Crash Boats like ours, your fathers and grandfathers may have worked at the boat yard building these wooden rescue boats. Come out and see history come alive at Sailwinds from 9am-8pm Saturday and Sunday.

Check out the Airmen Preservation Society here:

U.S.A.A.F. P-520
WWII & Korean War US Army Air Force Crashboat