From Ken Ramsay: The torpedo tail is coming along. Dan is making the structure and Ron is making the propellers (2 photos). Another photo shows the MK 13 torpedo’s propellers have been fabricated, primed and installed (photo) Anh has finished the replacement ribs for the Funk’s wings and have been installed in the wing (photo). […]
The mission with MIA Recoveries, Inc., is tentatively planned for November or December and will take between 3-6 weeks. They are about a quarter of the way to raising the $100,000 needed to cover all the anticipated costs to identify and gets the remains of these 5 airmen turned over to DPAA for identification, but […]
Enjoy photos from this weekends 2019 Wings of Freedom Tour by the Collings Foundation at the MAPS Air Museum. Photos from the Wings of Freedom Tour at the MAPS Air Museum: Photos from a Ride on the B-17 “Flying Fortress”:
From Ken Ramsay: MAPS Air Museum participated in the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Parade on Saturday (2 photos). There were over 200,000 people along the parade route. Good exposure for MAPS. We had to order more Clecos as they were in high demand on the F-86 Sabre and FG-1 Corsair (2 photos). Work […]
From Ken Ramsay: Dave found out that the B-26 carried and dropped torpedoes during the war. So, we (Ordnance division) are starting to make a MK 13 torpedo. Dave and Dan found a large fuel tank out on the flight line, brought it in to restoration and started converting it from a tank to a […]
MAPS Air Museum wishes everyone a happy and safe 4th of July ~ Independence Day for our nation.
There will be a Veterans Medal Award Ceremony this coming Monday July 1st, 2019 at 6:00PM in the MAPS hangar. The medals will be awarded by Rep Anthony Gonzalez. Please attend this important ceremony to show support to these Veterans.
From Ken Ramsay on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019: Ron, a new member, brought in a small air compressor that he no longer needs. Kim moved the A-26 near an electric outlet on the line. We hooked up the compressor and when the pressure was up, connected it to the bomb bay door’s actuation valve that […]
Thank you to Richard Willaman for forwarding this feel-good story: (News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 71-year-old veteran from Massachusetts was approaching the Canton area Wednesday morning, walking along Route 62 on a seven-month “hike” to California. He’s raising money for Disabled American Veterans. William Shuttleworth says he was a walker and runner, so this seemed […]
On this Memorial Day, we say, “Thank You”, for all those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.