Honoring the Pioneering 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion of WWII

This past February the American Airpower Museum honored the pioneering 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the first all black airborne battalion during World War Two. The unveiling began with an educational presentation by museum volunteer and living historian Nick Casseus  on the formation and operational achievement of the “Triple Nickel” as the unit became known. The […]

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 […]