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Legends and Heroes

The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of those who have given so much and asked for so little in return. We are continually compiling stories from veterans and their families of their experiences in the military and on the home front. These experiences will be “living history” for future generations.

If you would like to make an appointment to have your story recorded at our museum in Mesa, Arizona, please call 480.924.1940 or email us at

Listen to Robert Moore’s story about the time his parachute didn’t open when bailing out of a B-17 during WWII.

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Our Gathering of Legends

Every year around Veterans Day in November, we hold our signature event at the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum: “The Annual Gathering of Legends.” Veterans from all wars, especially those from WWII whose presence still honors us, are invited to share their stories and memories with museum visitors.

In 2017, our special guest speaker was John Mollison, Author, Artist and TV Series Creator and Host
During the Gathering of Legends event, guests will get a rare treat to listen to special guest speaker, John Mollison, creator and host of the on-demand series “Old Guys and Their Airplanes”. John’s artwork is in museums, galleries and collections in 14 countries, his writing is read monthly by thousands and his on-demand series has been awarded over two dozen international awards for excellence in film production.

Our 2017 Annual Gathering of Legends Event