HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y. — The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum reports it has achieved a milestone in its restoration of a historic World War II-era Curtiss P-40 aircraft, with the help of volunteers in its Restoration Shop. [Read more…]
The exhibit, composed of 50 photographs by Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo, explores the varied forms and functions of airport traffic control towers in the U.S. and around the world. The exhibit will remain on display at the museum until November 2016. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — More than 30 pieces of nose art from World War II combat aircraft are making their first-ever trip outside their home museum, with the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh chosen as the first public display location for this rare collection. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — A full-day celebration of our nation’s military veterans, with a focus on those who served in Vietnam, will take place in the National Museum of the Air Force’s giant screen theater Saturday, Nov. 7.
The second annual Reel Stuff Salute to Heroes will feature five screenings, each presented by a filmmaker, pilot or veteran, among them Medal of Honor recipient and National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee retired Army Major General Patrick H. Brady. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — Officials from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force donated the pilot’s instrument panel from the Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony last week.
The Memphis Belle is one of the most famous aircraft in World War II history. In May 1943 it became the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States. [Read more…]