POOLER, Ga. – The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum has a new name: The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.
The new name is designed to reflect the museum’s role of telling the story of the Eighth Air Force to a larger audience.
“What we do is all about education,” said Henry Skipper, President/CEO of the museum. “It’s all about making sure our guests leave with the knowledge and a deep appreciation for the significance of the Eighth Air Force in the history of our country and the history the world.”
Other changes in the works include an expanded Prisoner of War exhibit, a Post-World War II exhibit and a ground crew addition to the B-17 exhibit.
The changes, Skipper explained, will enhance and improve the museum experience and enable the museum to more effectively achieve its mission.
“We host visitors from all over the world, so we’ve always considered ourselves a national museum,” he said. “Being a national museum much more accurately describes what we are and what we’ve been doing.”
Activated in 1942 in Savannah, the Eighth Air Force was a critical strike element in World War II and remains an active force to-ay. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force preserves the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present. Just minutes from Historic Savannah, the museum is located in Pooler, right off of I-95 at Exit 102. The Museum is open daily from 9 am until 5 pm, except on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information: MightyEighth.org or 912-748-8888