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March 2019

Spitfire MK XIV Open Cockpit

March 2 @ 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 Spitfire MK XIV. Please wear comfortable clothing and rubber-soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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Canadian Military Tribute: RCAF and the Battle for Normandy

March 2 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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11:30 am - Palm Springs Air Museum Pipe Band performs. 1 PM - Program - 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…

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F-100 Super Sabre Open Cockpit

March 9 @ 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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Special Operations Command: WWII to Vietnam to the Middle East

March 9 @ 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 @ 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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$20

Opening Exhibit Reception  & Program - 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…

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P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

March 16 @ 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 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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Operation Autumn Smoke: The Battle of the Bulge (75th Anniversary Special Presentation) Presented by Dr. Ed Gordon

March 16 @ 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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After Field Marshall Montgomery’s MARKET GARDEN Operation turned into a major rout, the Allied armies ground to a halt along the German border due to a lack of supplies. In the fall/winter of 1944, the Germans launched a new offensive on the Western Front in a desperate gamble to turn the tide in the West. In a final forlorn throw of the strategic dice, Hitler mounted the Ardennes offensive. The Battle of the Bulge caught the Allies unprepared. In this…

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AT-6 Texan Open Cockpit

March 23 @ 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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Vanished Hero: The Life, War and Mysterious Disappearance of Americas WWII Strafing King

March 23 @ 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 hell-bent-for-leather fighter pilot, Elwyn G. Righetti remains one of the most unknown, yet compelling, colorful, and controversial commanders of World War II. Arriving late to the war, he led the England-based 55th Fighter Group against the Nazis during the closing months of the fight with a no-holds-barred aggressiveness that transformed the group from a middling organization of no reputation into a headline-grabbing team that had to make excuses to no one. However, success came at a high cost in…

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MASH BASH

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$49

MASH themed party - Live rock 'n roll music by Anonymous 5; food; no-host bar; families welcome, but anyone age 20 or younger, must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older. MASH era aircraft will be on display. Presented by Lee and Phil Hixon. $49 per person - click here to buy online; $39 per person for museum members, through the giftshop.

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