Thursday February 18th from 11am – 1pm
with step by step instruction by The Tiny Artist, http://www.
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canvas, paint, smock, brushes, easel rental, professional instruction
Plus full access to the museum
A Soaring Tribute to POWs – WWII vets honored with flight by American Airpower Museum. Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.
As he lay by the side of the road in German-occupied France, Bernie Rader buried his dog tags. His unit had been ambushed, and Rader, who had been wounded, knew he’d be captured. But before the Nazis got him, the Jewish soldier from Brooklyn made sure they wouldn’t see his tags — stamped with an “H” for Hebrew.
Download PDF : Newsday POW Article
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The folks from the The Air Museum Network joined us over Memorial Day Weekend to take a flight aboard our C-47 and see first hand the American Airpower Museum’s C-47 Flight Experience Program. Check out the article on their web site for the scoop!
EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — On Monday morning, two World War II veterans held bouquets of roses and boarded an old warplane at Republic Airport here. Both men — Frank Kittle, 90, and Jack McMullen, 91 — narrowly escaped death while serving on such planes over Europe during the war.
And now, 70 years later, they were being pulled back into service, aboard this military transport plane built in the 1940s. Their mission this time was to honor 19 soldiers who most likely crashed into the Atlantic off the coast of eastern Long Island 70 years ago in two B-24 bombers running training missions before going overseas.
Neither plane was ever found; nor were the crews. Their stories were largely forgotten — at least until last May, when a clue to their disappearance emerged from the ocean.
Last spring, fishing for porgies at a spot some 70 miles southeast of the Shinnecock Inlet known as “The Lump,” Andrew Soleau and the crew of the Viking Pride hauled from 44 fathoms deep an airplane’s landing gear. It was a piston longer than a man is tall, rusted and 600 pounds heavy.
Ben Rosman, a P-47 pilot who flew 112 missions over Germany and Italy during WWII passed away on February 28th at the age of 90.
Ben was a longtime docent at the American Airpower Museum who loved telling people about his exploits in the air.
CBS News – L.I. Museum Honors Female Pilot Killed In Line Of Duty During World War II
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – They were known as WASPs and served their country during World War II, but it has taken decades for them to get the recognition for that service.