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The Museum has received a donation from the Soaring Eagles Foundation of a CG-4A Glider project. Randy & Pam Rothe of Colorado Springs not only made this great project available to the Museum, but delivered it from California with the help of Ian Wayman.  The project, consisting of two CG-4A fuselage and cockpit frames and several spars, arrived at the museum in mid-September. 

The excitement among Museum volunteers is very high and discussions are already underway about setting up a team to develop a plan to restore the glider as a static display.  Additional information will be announced as the project develops, so stay tuned! 

Thanks go out to Ian Wayman and Billy Jack for bringing this find to the attention of the Museum.  Much appreciated!

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.