News & Events
A Living History Day
SCHEDULED WARBIRD AIRCRAFT
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt - "Hun Hunter XVI"
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt - "Wicked Wabbit"
Douglas A-1H Skyraider - "Lieutenant America"
North American T-6 Texan - "Paradise"
North American T-28 Trojan
EXHIBIT OPENED JUNE 19, 2012
Designed by Tom Walker
The new USS Arizona Relic Exhibit opened on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. The new exhibit contains a relic from the USS Arizona. The Department of the Navy has donated this piece of American history for display and memorial purposes. The exhibits’ intent is to encourage the public to recall the noble sacrifice and loss of the 1,177 men killed aboard the USS Arizona during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
The museum selected to coincide the opening of the Arizona exhibit with her christening ninety-seven years ago on June 19, 1915.
365th Fighter Group
Hell Hawks Reunion
The Tennessee Museum invites you to join us from 10am-1pm for a very special Hell Hawks Recognition Day on Saturday, September 29 for members of the 365th Fighter Group and their families. The event will focus on the men of the 365th Fighter Group who served during World War II.
Book Signing Opportunity
Special Guest: Thomas D. Jones
FRANK "LUCKY" LUCKMAN
June 26, 1923 - April 13, 2012
FRANKLIN P. LUCKMAN, JR., born in Philadelphia, PA on June 26, 1923. Frank graduated from Spence Field, Moultrie, Georgia - Class of 43-J. Trained in P-47's at Richmond, Va. and Millville, New Jersey. He transferred to England and joined the 365th Fighter Group, 388th Fighter Squadron, 9th Air Force in May, 1944, attaining the rank of Captain and position of flight leader during his combat tour that extended from just prior to "D" Day through the end of WW II.
SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
(This 2011 event page will be updated with information and photos)
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World War II Aircraft
Republic P-47 Thunderbolts - "Hun Hunter XVI" and "Wicked Wabbit"
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is gearing up for the annual "new coats for kids" charitable program, designated Operation Warm Wings. With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, this time of year brings to mind, the warmth of living in an area rich in family values, and the thoughts of giving to those less fortunate.
The goal of Operation Warm Wings is to furnish new winter coats for the 200+ children enrolled in the Sevier County Head Start Program. These Pre-K children are living at or below the federal poverty level. A new coat could help bring a little self-esteem to a small child, and therefore provide a sense of worth and confidence in their own merit.
If you would like to help by providing a new winter coat for a child or make a cash donation to this program, please contact the museum at 908-0171, ext 27. A museum volunteer or staff member will be pleased to provide a list of needed coat sizes. Our goal is to distribute the coats by November 18, 2011.