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February 2019

The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology

February 2, 2019 @ 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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A timeline of the Red Tails providing a unique year-by-year overview of the fascinating story of the Tuskegee Airmen, embracing important events in the formation of the first military training for black pilots in United States history, the phases of their training at various air fields in Tuskegee and elsewhere, their continued training at other bases around the U. S., and their deployment overseas. Their exemplary performance proved conclusively that given the opportunity and resources black men could fly and…

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

February 3, 2019 - April 28, 2019
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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Ford Trimotor Tour

February 4, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Fly on the Ford and Experience the Golden Age of Aviation A fully restored Tri-Motor will be at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Experience air travel as it was in the Golden Age of Aviation. Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight. Book your flight today! https://www.eaa.org/shop/Flights/FlyTheFord.aspx February 4th - 10th Come View…

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100th BG Reunion

February 9, 2019 @ 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. The public is invited to come hear their stories and thank them for their…

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Palm Springs Air Museum Gala 2019

February 15, 2019
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Save the date for this very important event our heroes of aviation and military service. Click here for more information.

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Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

February 16, 2019 @ 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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Robin Olds was many things to many people. To his West Point football coach he was an All American destined for the National College Football Hall of Fame. To his P-38 and P-51 wartime squadrons in WWII he was the aggressive fighter pilot who made double ace and became their commander in nine short months. For the pioneers of the jet age, he was the wingman on the first jet demo team, a racer in the Thompson Trophy race, and…

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Secrets of D-Day (75th Anniversary Special Presentation) Presented by Dr. Ed Gordon

February 23, 2019 @ 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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June 6, 1944, D-Day, Operation OVERLORD’s invasion of Normandy has laid claim to many superlatives: the largest amphibious invasion, the largest invasion fleet, and up to that time, the largest airborne operation. OVERLORD led to the end of the Second World War in Europe and established the parameters of the Cold War for the 50 years. For the 75th anniversary, historian Ed Gordon, co-author of the widely praised Divided on D-Day, will focus on some of the more controversial and…

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March 2019

Canadian Military Tribute: RCAF and the Battle for Normandy

March 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Canadian airmen were among the first into action as plans for the Normandy invasion developed. Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) squadrons belonging to Bomber Command’s No. 6 Group had already been involved for several months in bombing key enemy targets in the invasion area: roads, bridges, railways, airfields, and command and communications centers. As the moment to launch the invasion neared, Allied bombers dropped thousands of tons of explosives on German coastal defenses. As hours and days passed on No.…

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Special Operations Command: WWII to Vietnam to the Middle East

March 9, 2019 @ 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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Special operations warfare, unconventional military actions against enemy vulnerabilities that are undertaken by specially designated, selected, trained, equipped, and supported units known as special forces. Some special operations are spectacular direct raids that capture wide publicity, but others are long-term indirect efforts that are never made known. No matter what form it takes, each special operation is an effort to resolve, specific problems at the strategic level that are difficult or impossible to address with conventional forces alone. Let’s take…

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Multiply by Six Million: Stories & Portraits from Holocaust Survivors, Traveling Exhibit Opening

March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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A visually arresting and powerful first-person history of one of the defining events of the 20th century through original black and white portraits and personal stories of Holocaust survivors living in California. Critically lauded, the exhibition showcases photographer Evvy Eisen's fifteen year-long project working with this unique group of Californians. Each piece includes a dramatic black-and-white portrait and compelling narrative of the Survivors' own description of his/her experiences before, during, and after World War II. Presenter: Evvy Eisen, photographer

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