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

March 19, 2022 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 19 9:30 AM

The next in a series of special events at the museum is slated for Saturday, March 19. The event will include a history presentation on the U.S. aircraft carrier raids on Japanese-held islands early in World War II. These raids came in response to Japan’s December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and led up to the turning point in the Pacific at the Battle of Midway.

This one-hour event will be held at 9:30 am in the WestPac Hangar located on the museum campus. The presentation will be made by John Lynch, a museum docent and former U.S. Navy officer.

The museum is planning to to fly its rare Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber, weather permitting.

The schedule for this special event is as follows:

8:00 am           Doors Open
9:30 am           Presentation
10:00 am         SBD Walk-Around and Start-Up
10:30 am         SBD Taxi and Take-Off

Purchase of advance tickets on the museum’s website is encouraged. Advance ticket prices are:

Adult $15

Child (4-12) $11

Senior $13

Military $13

WW2 Vet Free

For more information contact the museum’s Front Desk at 719 637-7559.


March 19, 2022
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


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