St. Louis Explorers Visit SMARTT Field

Bob Lawrence & Tee Baur

Monday, May 23, 2022

Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing

Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing, SMARTT Field (St. Charles County Smartt Airport, 6390 Grafton Ferry Road, Portage des Sioux, St. Charles County, MO  63373 Google Map)

The Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force invites you to an experience of a lifetime. Choose your adventure on either The Army Air Corp 1944 B-25 Mitchell “Show-Me” B-25 Show Me ( or The Navy’s 1944 TBM Avenger TBM-3 ( The 45-minute adventure will take you down the Mississippi River past the Gateway Arch, over Jefferson Barracks National Park and Cemetery while returning you to Smartt Field with a trip up the 270-corridor.

Bob Lawrence serves as Unit Leader for the Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force as well as held an elected position on the National Board of Directors.  The mission of the CAF is to educate, inspire, and honor through flight and living history experiences.

The CAF now ranks as one of the largest air forces in the world. With approximately 13,000 members and a fleet of more than 175 aircraft representing more than 60 different types—including planes from several foreign countries and other military conflicts since World War II.

In 2021 the National Aviation Education Center opened on the CAF National Airbase campus at Dallas Executive Airport. With the mission to Honor the Past, Empower the Future, and using our unparalleled access to flight, living history, and historical artifacts, we offer educationally rigorous and engaging programming for all ages and backgrounds. With formal and informal educational opportunities, the CAF NAEC focuses on hands-on experiential learning grounded in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

5:00 p.m. Tour WWII Museum

6:00 p.m. Cocktails AND Members Meeting – Announce new Board

6:30 p.m. Adjourn for buffet dinner AND silent auction.

Silent auction items will be on the website prior to the event.  Details coming soon.

7:15 p.m. Speaker – Bob Lawrence, Unit Leader, Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force

Ulrike Schlafly

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