The island of Malta in the Mediterranean lays south of Sicily and is astride the air and sea lanes between Europe and North Africa. In June 1940, Italian forces, joined by German forces in 1941, initiated a campaign to
The Douglas A-1 Skyraider, originally designated as the AD-1, was a single-seat attack aircraft that was in service from 1946 to the early 1980s. Designed in 1944 and first flown in early 1945, the Skyraider saw action in the
History Presentation The Dowding System Defending Britain Against the German Air Force in 1940 – December 9, 2023
During the dark days of the summer of 1940, Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) confronted an air onslaught by the German Luftwaffe in what became known as the Battle of Britain. The German air attacks were aimed at eliminating
History Presentation The Life-Journey of April Girl—A B-17 Flying Fortress in Europe Saturday, November 11, 2023
The B-17 is an iconic part of American World War II history. Author and speaker Fred Martin provides a collective history of one B-17—April Girl II—from manufacture to delivery across the North Atlantic, and her 111 combat missions over Europe.
The Battle for Guadalcanal History Presentation and SBD Flight Demonstration Saturday, October 21, 2023 Doors Open at 8:00am Presentation Begins at 9:00am
History Presentation and P-47 Flight Demonstration Kearby’s Thunderbolts—The 348th Fighter Group Saturday, September 16 Doors Open at 8:00am Presentation at 9:00am At the outbreak of WWII Captain Neel Kearby was an experienced fighter pilot. He was soon promoted and given command of the 348th Fighter Group. The
Avengers at Midway Saturday, August 19 Doors Open—0800 am Presentation Starts—0900 am The Battle of Midway was the first combat mission for the TBF/TBM Avenger torpedo bomber. After that, the Avenger was highly successful in every major air-sea battle of WW II.
The 345th Bomb Group in the Pacific - B-25 Mitchell Low Level Attackers Saturday, July 22nd Doors Open at 8am - Presentation Starts at 9am In the early days of WWII General George Kenney’s 5th Air Force employed extraordinary tactics to blunt the Japanese advance
In mid-1942 the continental territory of the U.S. was invaded by the Empire of Japan. Beginning with air attacks on June 3rd, a small Japanese force occupied the islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands chain in