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December 2017

Traveling Exhibit: War Time Designs: the Insignia Art of World War Two

December 1, 2017 - May 5, 2018
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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During World War Two, artists created thousands of insignias for the military members to represent their individual ships, bomb groups, squadrons, battalions, units, and on and on. Disney characters were some the most popular but other figures from Warner Bros., MGM and the comic strips were certainly in high demand. It is difficult to fully appreciate how it felt for a serviceman to have his unit represented by an iconic “touch of home” character. For the generation that fought World…

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F-100 Super Sabre Open Cockpit

December 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Sit in the cockpit of a vintage warbird, in the comfort of an air conditioned hangar. Today’s open cockpit is the F-100 Super Sabre. Please wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes.

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Open Cockpit: Spitfire MK XIV

December 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Museum guests are treated to the extra special experience of being allowed to sit at the controls and pose for pictures. From 10:30-12:30 each Saturday all summer long, a selected aircraft will be opened up and made accessible to the public Museum Volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions and provide the historical back drop for the aircraft you are sitting in. Guests are strongly cautioned to dress appropriately for climbing into the planes and also reminded not…

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January 2018

For Love of Life & Country

January 6, 2018 @ 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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From Eagle Scout to USAF Lt. Col, with combat experiences in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, the story of Dean Hunter’s military career is one that you’ll have to hear first hand to believe. Accidentally sent to Korea as a Marine Pvt. without any combat training, Hunter went on to become one of the highest-decorated officers for heroism in the US Air Force. Author, educator and American hero Dr. Dean Hunter relates his experiences from ground-pounder to pilot in…

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From (Almost) Nothing to Victory: The United States Army Air Forces in World War II

January 13, 2018 @ 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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Award-winning writer and former fighter pilot Jay A. Stout describes how the United States mobilized its industry and its people to turn its hobby-set aviation arm into the greatest air force that ever was. Surprising facts and figures buttressed by anecdotes—and punctuated by terrifying accounts of air combat—make this a "don't miss" presentation. Presenter: Jay Stout

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“Divided on D-Day”- West Coast Book Launch with Author Edward Gordon

January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Wine and cheese reception; $15 members & $20 non-members with RSVP to 760-482-1836; $25 at the door

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Divided on D-Day PART I: “The Greatest Invasion: From Planning to D-Day”

January 20, 2018 @ 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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D-Day was proceeded by over two years of disputes among British and American political and military leaders on when and where to attack Hitler’s Fortress Europa and who should be the principal military commanders of this campaign. In Part I of “Divided on Day,” historian Dr. Ed Gordon examines the oft overlooked story of the intricate planning for D-Day, and how many of the plan’s objectives were met on June 6, 1944. Presenter: Dr. Edward Gordon

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Meeting of Mentors: T-34 Fly –In

January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Built as a replacement for the training planes of WWII, the T-34 Mentor developed into an aircraft cherished by the military and civilian pilots alike. In fact the T-34 remains in service more than six decades after it was first designed. Come visit us as a group of T-34 pilots drop into the Air Museum for a weekend of flight exhibitions, pilot discussions, formation flying, contests and just plane fun.

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February 2018

Beyond the Call of Duty: Tuskegee Airmen Tribute

February 3, 2018 @ 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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From Tuskegee, Alabama to the skies over North Africa and Italy, the Tuskegee Airmen served beyond the call of duty to defend our sometimes less than grateful nation. Come and learn their story, see the planes they flew and meet a few of the men who gave and taught us so much.

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100th Bomb Group Reunion

February 10, 2018 @ 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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Nicknamed the “Bloody 100th”, this WWII bomb group, proud member of the 8th Air Force, suffered tremendously high losses at the hands of those defending the Nazi occupied continent of Europe during the war. Every year the surviving members gather here at the Air Museum to share their experiences and pass along their memories of flack-filled skies and the rumbling sounds of B-17s in flight. Presenter: Bob Wolff

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