L.I. Museum Honors Female Pilot Killed In Line Of Duty During World War II

L.I. Museum Honors Female Pilot Killed In Line Of Duty During World War II May 27, 2013 CBS News – L.I. Museum Honors Female Pilot Killed In Line Of Duty During World War II FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – They were known as WASPs and served their country during World War II, but it has taken decades for […]

Remebering Ben Rosman ~ P-47 pilot

Remebering Ben Rosman ~ P-47 pilot February 28, 2014 Ben Rosman, a P-47 pilot who flew 112 missions over Germany and Italy during  WWII passed away on February 28th at the age of 90. Ben was a longtime docent at the American Airpower Museum who loved telling people about his exploits in the air.

Crew of B-24 bomber lost off Long Island to be honored

Crew of B-24 bomber lost off Long Island to be honored April 5, 2014 Last spring, fishing for porgies at a spot some 70 miles southeast of the Shinnecock Inlet known as “The Lump,” Andrew Soleau and the crew of the Viking Pride hauled from 44 fathoms deep an airplane’s landing gear. It was a […]

Two World War II Veterans Honor 19 Soldiers Who Disappeared 70 Years Ago

Two World War II Veterans Honor 19 Soldiers Who Disappeared 70 Years Ago April 7, 2014 EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — On Monday morning, two World War II veterans held bouquets of roses and boarded an old warplane at Republic Airport here. Both men — Frank Kittle, 90, and Jack McMullen, 91 — narrowly escaped death while serving […]

A Soaring Tribute to POWs

A Soaring Tribute to POWs   September 8, 2015   A Soaring Tribute to POWs – WWII vets honored with flight by American Airpower Museum. Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. As he lay by the side of the road in German-occupied France, Bernie Rader buried his dog tags. His unit had been ambushed, and Rader, […]

Consolidated PBY-6A “Catalina”

Aircraft: Consolidated PBY-6A “Catalina” Current Status: Restoration to flyable History: The Consolidated PBY Catalina was an American flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of World War II. PBYs served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in […]

Republic F-84E “Thunderjet”

Aircraft: Republic F-84E “Thunderjet” Current Status: Static History: The Republic F-84 “Thunderjet” was the second widely produced turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft for the US Air Force. The F-84 first flew in 1946 and entered service in 1947. The F-84 was not considered fully operational until the 1949 with F-84D production and the design matured with the […]