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December 2019

P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

December 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Sit inside the cockpit of a vintage warbird. Today's open cockpit is the P-47 Thunderbolt, inside an air-conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and rubber-soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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Air Apaches – True Story of 345th Bomb Group & Its Low, Fast, & Dirty Missions in WWII – 75th Anniversary Special Presentation

December 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The American 345th Bomb Group--the Air Apaches--was legendary in the war against Japan. The first fully trained and fully equipped group sent to the South Pacific, the 345th racked up a devastating score against the enemy. Armed to the teeth with machine guns and fragmentation bombs, and flying their B-25s at impossibly low altitudes --often below fifty feet--the pilots and air crews strafed and bombed enemy installations and shipping with a fury that helped cripple Japan. To tell their remarkable…

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AT-6 Texan Open Cockpit

December 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sit in the cockpit of a vintage warbird, while inside an air-conditioned hangar. Today is the AT-6 Texan. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and rubber-soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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Defining Terrorism

December 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation by Karishma Mehta is an informational brief about the definition of terrorism, the evolution of terrorism, and scenarios in which terrorism ends.  Ms. Mehta is a technical analyst at the RAND Corporation who works on projects related to national security, terrorism, and military issues. With a degree in applied mathematics, she started her career at RAND as a research assistant working on projects that related to Air Force acquisition, Air Force force modernization and employment, war games, and…

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January 2020

F4U Corsair Open Cockpit

January 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sit inside the cockpit of this vintage Warbird. Included with regular admission. Recommended to wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes. Chance Vought F4U/FG-1 Corsair+

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A British Teenager’s Experience of World War II – 75th Anniversary Special Presentation

January 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Born in the County of Norfolk England in 1928, Mick Dawson left Litcham Secondary Modern School at the age of 14, December 1942. A wartime airfield for the American Army Air Force was under construction nearby and Mick got a job with the electrical contractor there as an apprentice. The 392nd BG group with their B-24s occupied the base from August 1943 to end of the War in Europe. During that time Mick had a front row seat to life…

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F-104 Starfighter Open Cockpit

January 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sit in the cockpit of this jet fighter! Physical restrictions apply, included with museum admission. Comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes recommended. Lockheed F-104G Starfighter+

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Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc Special Forces Camp

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is the dramatic, true story of a large yet little known battle at the height of the Vietnam War....it is required knowledge for an authentic, up-close view of how large battles were actually fought in South Vietnam in the critical year of 1968. This deeply researched presentation radically contradicts all the other accounts of the battle of Kham Duc. More than 1,500 people were evacuated under fire, but twelve aircraft were shot down, one of them carrying 183 civilians.…

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P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sit in the cockpit of this Warbird, included with museum admission. Physical restrictions apply. Comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes recommended. Republic P-47 Thunderbolt+

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SHOT DOWN: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Set within the framework of World War II in Europe, this program recounts the dramatic experiences of each member of a ten man B-17 bomber crew after their plane was knocked out of the sky by German fighters over the French/Belgium border on February 8, 1944. Some men died. Some were captured and became prisoners of war. Some men evaded capture and were missing in action for months before making it back to England. Their individual stories and those of…

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