By Elizabeth Skinner
My late father, David Woolnough, grew up in the county of Suffolk, England, on a farm. When Great Britain declared war on Germany in 1939 he was just seven years old and ten when the Americans arrived.
Today is the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. On April 18th, 1942, 80 men in 16 twin-engine B-25 Mitchell bombers took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) to bomb Japan. James “Jimmy” Doolittleflew the lead B-25 and
I came upon a story recently about the first United States Army Air Forces officer killed in the European Theater during World War II—Lt Col Townsend Griffiss. The story appeared in the UK Mail Online but it probably won’t show
Last Friday evening, 16 December, was the ribbon cutting for the museum’s exhibit Tuskegee Airmen: A Proud Heritage. There were about 250 people at the event, including three original Tuskegee Airmen: Edward Johnson, Ray Williams, and LeRoy Eley. It was
Recently, we moved the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit from Hangar One to the Scott Exhibit Hangar. The exhibit is open to the public now, though we haven’t had a formal opening yet. We have some work left to do but it’s
I thought it would be appropriate today, on the 67th anniversary of D-Day to hear from someone who has actually visited Normandy. Museum of Aviation Curator Mike Rowland was there a few years back, in preparation for working on our Down to Earth exhibit.
The Tuskegee Exhibit move is picking up speed. Yesterday the barracks building was moved out of Hangar One and into The Scott Hangar. I have always been fascinated by construction and heavy equipment so the actual move was very interesting
The history of Robins Air Force Base, as told through this museum and most official sources, is one devoid of much pain, loss and suffering. There is only limited acknowledgement here of the price of freedom that is paid by
From time to time, as we move forward with this blog, we hope to share short videos made right here at the Museum of Aviation. Sometimes, as is the case today, they will spotlight a specific artifact.
If you have
Here are a few articles, videos and pictures that I have found interesting over the past week or so.
Life in Afghanistan goes on for many locals, despite the turmoil around them. This interesting picture taken from a U.S. Army