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February 2019

TRAVELING EXHIBIT Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors

February 3 - April 28
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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The “Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors” traveling exhibition includes 37 dramatic black-and-white gelatin silver portraits by noted photographer Evvy Eisen, accompanied by stories of the subject’s experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust. The exhibition is accompanied by a stunning 24-minute DVD and an album of additional survivor portraits. Interpretive text allows visitors to see and understand historical events in Europe leading up to the Holocaust and contemplate current concerns about intolerance and genocide. The…

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March 2019

F-104 Starfighter Open Cockpit

March 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sit in the cockpit of a vintage warbird. Today is the F-104 Starfighter. Inside an air-conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and rubber-soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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Vietnam – The Helicopter War

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as "The Helicopter War". Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the US casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew 726 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions receiving over 50 combat decorations including Three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor. His presentation of “Vietnam…

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April 2019

Guadalcanal – “The Cactus Air Force”

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is a detailed account of the heroic effort of Army, Navy, and US Marine pilots in the early days of World War II. Cactus Air Force refers to the ensemble of Allied air power assigned to the island of Guadalcanal from August 1942 until December 1942 during the early stages of the Guadalcanal Campaign, particularly those operating from Henderson Field. Six aviators who served in the "Cactus Air Force" received the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal.   Hear their stories and…

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Medal of Honor Recipients of World War II

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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The earliest action for which a U.S. serviceman earned a World War II Medal of Honor was the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, for which seventeen U.S. servicemen were awarded a Medal. The last action to earn the MOH prior to the end of hostilities in World War II, were those of Melvin Mayfield on July 29, 1945. During the war, 472 United States military personnel received the Medal of Honor. This program will highlight individual accounts of…

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WWII: The US Invasion of North Africa

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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In November 1942, Operation Torch became the US military's first step toward defeat of Nazi Germany in Europe. But why were we fighting there in the first place when US commanders favored Operation Sledgehammer, a landing in Occupied Europe as soon as possible? The question looms especially large when you consider the nearly 400,000 Axis and Allied troops that were either killed, injured, or died of disease by the end of the campaign. Revisit with us the historical battles that…

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May 2019

Annual Memorial Day Air Fair and Flower Drop

May 27
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Our brief Memorial service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades, who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. In their honor, we highlight the service with a fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from B-25 Mitchell bomber. This most impressive ceremony is our way of saluting our fallen comrades. Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home. Flight…

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