Join museum curator Stewart Bailey for an in-depth look at the aviation history in Mexico.

Today, August 1st marks the 75th Anniversary of one of World War II’s most controversial air missions, the low level raid on Ploiesti, Romania, dubbed “Operation Tidal Wave.”

Japanese Carrier Hiryu

Join our Museum curator as we discuss the Battle of Midway, Sunday, June 3 at 1:30 pm!

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the opening of Naval Air Station Hitchcock, in Hitchcock, Texas.

November is National Aviation History Month and also marks the observance of Veterans Day, when we take time to remember those men and women who have given of themselves to protect our country by serving in the armed forces. 

Regular readers of From the Flight Deck will remember that last summer the museum received a donation related to the combat career of 2nd Lt. Jack Hillary, one of the pilots who flew the B-17 “Thunderbird” in World War II.

Tarheel P-47

When the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt took to the skies for the first time on May 6, 1941 it was nothing like any other fighter aircraft that the United States had ever fielded before.