Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum Honors Veterans in November

The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum (AZCAF) has announced a number of events, memorials, new exhibits, and commemorations to honor America’s veterans in November 2018. “This time of year is especially poignant for all of us at the museum,” comments Airbase Leader Ed Campbell.  “A big part of our mission is to ensure the memories and stories of people who sacrificed greatly to protect this country and our allies from tyranny are passed along to new generations. While every day feels like Veterans Day at our non-profit museum, our volunteers are thrilled to see others rally around and show appreciation for our veterans.”

New Exhibits in November at AZCAF:

  • November 10 – Installation of World War I exhibit
  • November 12 – Installation of Huey UH-1B Gunship Helicopter exhibit

Memorial at City of Mesa Cemetery:

  • November 11: Veterans Day – Royal Air Force Cadet Memorial at the City of Mesa Cemetery. AZCAF organizes this memorial annually to honor the sacrifice of 23 Royal Air Force cadets who died during flight training at Falcon Field during World War II.

Annual Event at AZCAF:

  • November 17: 11th Annual Gathering of Legends – Guest Speaker Tim Vining, USAF Colonel, Retired.

Commemoration at AZCAF Museum:

  • At AZCAF November 11 – Posthumous Ribbon Presentation to Robert Moore exhibit, one of the Forgotten 500 in World War II.

Commemorative AZCAF Warbird Flyovers – A total of five from November 10 to November 12 across the Phoenix area:

  • November 10 – Glendale, AZ; Warbird – C-47 “Old Number 30”; Event – Thunderbird Park Flag Raising and Veterans Day
  • November 11 – Apache Junction, AZ; Warbird – SNJ T-6 Texan; Event – All American Veterans Parade
  • November 11 – Mesa, AZ; Warbird – Stearman Bi-Plane and SNJ T-6 Texan; Event – Royal Air Force Cadet Memorial
  • November 12 – Peoria, AZ; Warbird – C-47 “Old Number 30”; Event – Phoenix Veterans Day Parade
  • November 12 – Mesa, AZ; Warbird – C47 “Old Number 30”; Event – East Valley Veterans Parade

Based in Mesa, Arizona, the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum was founded in 1977 as the 10th chapter of the CAF.  It is comprised of 500 members, seven flyable warbirds that offer Living History “thrill of a lifetime” rides, and over 20 historic war aircraft on display.  The fully-restored and rare B-17G and B-25J Bombers are the two main warbirds that conduct the Flying Legends of Victory Summer Air Show tour and visit approximately 40 cities throughout the United States and Canada.  The military aviation museum has 55,000 square feet of historical airplanes, relics, and educational exhibits, in addition to a working mechanics hangar.  A Trip-Advisor Winner of Excellence, it’s one of the top-rated Edu-Venture attractions in Phoenix and regularly conducts tours for schools, businesses, and youth groups.

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