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Ways to Give

The National Museum of World War II Aviation needs your support to help preserve our nation’s aviation heritage and honor the men and women whose contributions and sacrifices made victory possible in World War II.  A wide range of individual, corporate, foundation, and governmental support is essential to keep the museum going and its fleet of restored World War II aircraft flying—but the entire effort is built on the foundation of individual donors like you.

Financial Donations

Contributions of any amount are welcome. You can make a general donation or target your gift to support a specific focus such as historical preservation, education or flight operations. You can make a gift by sending a check in any amount to The National Museum of World War II Aviation—775 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80916, or by donating online. The National Museum of World War II Aviation is a tax deductible 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Artifact Donations

The Museum is actively seeking original historical materials that directly relate to World War II Aviation. The Museum’s collection efforts are directly focused on those materials that will help reveal and strengthen the themes, topics, and individual stories that are at the core of the museum’s mission.

The Museum is especially interested in objects and other materials such as:

  • Support and maintenance tools and equipment
  • Pilot Training materials
  • Pilot and aircrew clothing
  • Original maps
  • Photographs
  • Insignias, decorations, honors
  • Personal diaries, letters, and other manuscript or archival material
  • Aircraft directly related to the story of WWII aviation
  • Homefront related artifacts

Like most museums, the National Museum of World War II Aviation only accepts unrestricted donations of historical materials. All donors of historical materials to the Museum will receive a written deed-of-gift.

Major Gifts

Individuals contemplating major gifts to the Museum are encouraged to contact Bill Klaers, President and CEO, to discuss naming and other opportunities open to major contributors. Please click below.

Purchase a Memorial Brick to honor your veteran, family or organization

The National Museum of World War II Aviation has started a personalized Memorial Brick Program to raise money for the next phase of the museum’s capital development program—a 40,000 square foot hangar to house the museum’s fast-growing collection of World War II aircraft and artifacts. Your tax-deductible gift of $250 will help fund our expansion project and support our mission to promote the historical importance of American aviation in World War II. Bricks purchased now will be installed in the Memorial Plaza during the expansion project.

Purchase a Memorial Bench

Memorial benches are available for purchase and placement in the museum for a $5,000 donation. Each bench is hand-crafted in the museum’s workshop and includes a brass plaque that can be inscribed to recognize your family’s contribution or honor someone you love.

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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.