More than 11,000 visitors attended — for free — the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 5th “Biggest Little Airshow” on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19. [Read more…]
The Doolittle Raid comes to life on Saturday, April 21, at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport when Lyon Air Museum’s B-25 bomber “Guardian of Freedom” roars into the air at noon as part of a program about the famous World War II bombing mission.
In 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman to earn a pilot’s license. On Saturday, March 10, the International Women’s Air & Space Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will celebrate her achievements at the museum’s seventh annual free family day. The event is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Museum of Flight in Seattle is the home of the American Fighter Aces Association and holds their collections and archives. A new exhibit draws from this valuable resource to portray the World War II military experience of fighter ace Maj. James C. Stewart and fellow pilots in the famous 56th Fighter Group – acclaimed for having more aces than any other fighter group in the European Theater during the war. The exhibition of artifacts, photographs and videos will be displayed in the Museum’s Great Gallery through September.
“Aces of the 56th Fighter Group of World War II” features photographs and artifacts from Stewart’s personal collection, including his uniform, flight gear and survival equipment. The photos document his training at Randolph Field, Texas, and his flying experiences during combat missions over Germany. California-native Stewart was credited with 10 aerial combat victories. The exhibit also includes rare color World War II footage from “Zemke’s Way,” a 1999 New Jersey Public Television documentary about the fighter group.
For more information: www.museumofflight.org/exhibits/aces-56th-fighter-group-wwii