Devyn Reiley and Zachary Collie were lost in an aviation accident in Oshkosh on July 29th.

Zachary (Zach) Collie was 20 years old and a member of the Central Texas Wing. He had found a love for aviation and was working to earn his A&P and had aspirations of working on and flying warbirds. He loved everything warbird related and was just getting started on his journey in aviation and life. There is no doubt that with more time he would have become a well-known and respected member of the warbird community.


The Commemorative Air Force was founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.

The Commemorative Air Force - Bayou State Escadrille was established in 2021 to expand the preservation and education of these aircraft to the Bayou State region.