One of the central themes of EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2020 was slated to be a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. AirVenture may have been canceled this year in light of unprecedented world events, but that doesn’t mean we won’t pause and reflect on the valor and the sacrifice of those veterans who saved the free world three-quarters of a century ago. To that end, here, in order of the year of their introduction, are 20 aircraft that played vital roles in that conflict. These are types that you might have seen at Oshkosh this year had things gone as we’d originally planned. – Hal Bryan, Sport Aviation magazine, August 2020
Notes: Only the L-4 among liaison aircraft made this list. It was also the lightest among all aircraft. All others redacted here.