HONOLULU — More than a dozen Pearl Harbor and World War II survivors joined 750 guests, and Triple Ace Fighter Pilot and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Col. Clarence “Bud” Anderson at this year’s ninth annual Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Anniversary Gala, Dec. 5. [Read more…]
To honor the World War II-era B17 Flying Fortress, “Swamp Ghost,” artists Mike Gabriel (director, “Pocahontas,” “The Rescuers Down Under” and the Oscar-nominated short, “Lorenzo”) and Klay Hall (director, Disneytoon Studios “Planes”) worked to create original nose art, to be exclusively displayed at the museum. [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…]