Wilson Connell “Connie” Edwards passed away on May 3, 2019 in Texas. Born on 25 April 1934, he served in the US Air National Guard from 1951 to 1960.
In 1968 and 1969, he was chief pilot for the movie “The Battle of Britain”, flying Hispano Buchóns (Bf 109 built under license in Spain), Spitfires, Hurricanes, Junkers Ju 52s, CASA 2.111s (He 111 built under license in Spain) and a B-25 Mitchell photo plane.
He also participated in the shooting of several other warbird-related movies and helped create the Confederate Air Force (now the Commemorative Air Force) and has always been a leading figure of the warbird scene in the US and the world.
Our thoughts and prayers go to “Connie” Edwards’ family and friends.
Thank you for a wonderful article and tribute for my father.
Patricia Zane Edwards
You’re very welcome! He was greatly appreciated and will be missed. Please accept our condolences and pass our thoughts and prayers to your family.