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The mission of the National Museum of WWII Aviation is to provide unique educational experiences that promote a deeper understanding of the historical importance of American aviation in World War II and its role in shaping the world we live in today. It does this to preserve and strengthen the best traditions of the American aviation past and inspire new generations of leaders and innovators in the future.

National Museum of World War II Aviation 10th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 29, starting at 10 a.m. Flights, fun, music, art, and more!

History Presentation Lieutenant Boyd “Buzz” Wagner—The First Army Air Forces Ace of World War II – Nov 19, 2022

History Presentation F-7F Tigercat Flight Demonstration Operation Downfall—The Planned Invasion of Japan – Sept 3, 2022

History Presentation and F3-A Corsair Flight Demonstration
The Battle of Okinawa: The Kamikaze Threat – July 30, 2022

Independence Day Celebration:Aeroplanes and Automobiles!
– Monday, July 4, 2022

Special Event – Saturday, June 25, 2022 The Normandy Invasion: Airpower Leads the Way: P-47 Flight Demonstration

Special Event – April 23, 2022 Operation Vengeance—The Mission Shoot Down Yamamoto History Presentation, P-38 Engine Run-Up and Taxi

National Museum of WWII Aviation Special Event-Early U.S. Aircraft Carrier Raids – Flight Demonstration-SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber

Special Event—Saturday, February 12, 2022
104th Birthday Celebration in Honor of Monica Agnew-Kinnaman

Special Event-History Presentation and F3A-1 Flight Demonstration

Special Olympics Plane Pull at the National Museum of WWII Aviation

Special Event — Black Cats and Dumbos Sept 25th

Outside Photo Day July 4th

Loss of Wake Island Sent American Morale to New Low

1942 Independence Day Raid was Eighth Air Force’s First Mission

Battle of Midway Presentation Stirred Pride in Daughter of SBD Pilot

Battle of Midway: American Intelligence, SBDs — and Luck — Made the Difference

U.S. Navy Exercise Simulated Pearl Harbor Attack 18 Months Before It Happened

Museum Volunteer and Pilot Flew the SBD During Battle of Midway Presentation

An 8th Air Force Bomber Pilot’s Role in the Normandy Invasion

Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP)

Presentation and Flight Demonstration—Training Day-Learning to Fly and Fight

Presentation and Flight Demonstration – The P-47 Thunderbolt and the Battle for France

A Speech By Winston Churchill Inspired Many Including
Aviation Cadet Frank Royal

WWII Vets Tell Their Stories; American Flag is Donated

Ninth Air Force and Close Air Support after Normandy

Special Event-World War II Veterans at the Museum

NORAD Owes Much to Britain’s WW2 Chain Home System

Flying Tigers Fought Japanese From China

Small Carriers Helped Allies Win Battle Of The Atlantic

History Series Off To A Great Start

National Museum of WWII Aviation Special Event – The Battle of Midway – Saturday, June 5, 2021

National Museum of WWII Aviation Special Event – The Doolittle Raid – Saturday, April 17, 2021

National Museum of WWII Aviation Special Event – Battle of the Bismarck Sea Presentation – Saturday, March 20, 2021

SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber – A Pilot’s Perspective

Champion Aerospace Tours the National Museum of World War II Aviation

National Museum of WW II Aviation featured in newHistory® Channel documentary “Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage”

The Waco JYM Exhibit Gets A Facelift

Waco CG-4A Restoration Project Arrives at the Museum

October 17th: TBM Avenger Flight Demonstration

Honoring the Past...Building the Future

Newsletter Archive

August 2022

Decorations, Awards of Famed Ace Steve Pisanos Donated to Museum …

July 2022

Bill Klaers Outlines Upcoming Events …

June 2022

The Biggest USAAF Berlin Mission of the War …

May 2022

Engineering the Norden Bombsight – at UCCS! …

April 2022

Yamamoto Shootdown Was World War II’s Longest Aerial Intercept Mission …

March 2022

Next Air Show Is Officially On, Klaers Says …

February 2022

104-Year-Old World War II Veteran Would ‘Certainly Do It Again’ …

January 2022

Klaers Sees Ground-breaking this Year for Second Half of Pavilion’ …

December 2021

Museum’s PBY and SBD Echo Pearl Harbor Attack; ‘More Shock Than Surprise’ …

November 2021

2021 on Track to be ‘Best Year We’ve Ever Had and more…

September 2021

Pilot Training Was Major Part of USAAF’s Plan for Victory and more…

August 2021

Thunderbolt Helped Win the Battle for France and more…

June 2021

Battle of Midway: American Intelligence, SBDs — and Luck — Made the Difference and more…

May 2021

A Doctor Proved His Worth on the Doolittle Mission and more…

April 2021

Rare Grumman Hellcat Makes Brief Appearance at Museum and more…

March 2021

Rep. Lamborn Recognizes Service Academy Nominees and more…

February 2021

History Channel Set to Air Tuskegee Airmen Documentary; Frank Macon, Gene Pfeffer are Featured and more…

January 2021

Randy Royal Nominated as City’s New Fire Chief;Father Flew Museum’s P-38 and more…

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The National Museum of World War II Aviation is a non-profit organization that relies on the generous support of friends and like you. Our museum receives no federal funding or any other form of tax-payer support. We need your help to honor the contributions and sacrifices of America’s Greatest Generation, and to preserve the inspiring story of World War II Aviation for all generations to come.


The museum’s two F-7F Tigercats and P-38 Lightning will be on tour Saturday, November 12th through Thursday, December 8th. All other aircraft will be on display throughout this period.

The museum will be closed on the following days during the holiday season:
Thursday, November 24
Saturday, December 24
Sunday, December 25
Sunday, January 1
Happy Holidays!