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The National Museum of World War II Aviation has been officially recognized by Congress as “America’s National World War II Aviation Museum”.  Signed into law as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, this designation acknowledges the museum’s historical significance, and its standing among the elite museums that are dedicated to preserving our nation’s rich aviation heritage. 

Located on a 21-acre campus at the Colorado Springs Airport, the National Museum of World War II Aviation features modern exhibit galleries, aircraft display hangars and workshops, and offers guided tours of a world-class aircraft restoration facility located on the museum campus. 

The focal point of the experience, though, is the museum’s incredible collection of World War II aircraft.  The collection includes several extremely rare examples, some with documented combat history.  Most of these aircraft are meticulously restored to flying condition and are flown at air shows and on demonstration days at the museum.

“The museum tells the story of our nation’s tremendous technological advancements during the War and describes the lasting social and economic changes that were essential to the success of the Allied war effort. ”

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The National Museum of WW II Aviation features WWII-era veterans!!


There are few WWII-era veterans left, and the National Museum of World War II Aviation is providing an opportunity for the community to meet-and-greet some of these honored WWII veterans.

Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The National Museum of World War II Aviation
775 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, 80916

Scheduled to appear are:
Ed Beck—Army POW captured during the Battle of the Bulge who escaped from captivity.
Marilyn Doenges—Army nurse who served in the UK and Northern France
JJ Inman—P-51 pilot who flew missions in China
Noe Romero—Served on the U.S.S Yorktown at the Battle of Midway
Bill Roche—B-17 waist gunner who was shot down by German aircraft twice.
Cole “Junior” Griego—U.S. Navy Medic in the Battle of Iwo Jima

Advance admission purchases are advised for this event because advance ticket holders will be given priority to enter the museum. Appropriate social distancing and face masks will be required and strictly enforced.**

Historic note: 75 years ago on August 14, 1945 the Japanese surrendered, and hostilities in WWII ceased. The formal surrender of Japanese forces was signed Sept. 2, 1945.