Airbase Arizona - Commemorative Air Force

Legends and Heroes

Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona 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.

More Legends’ Stories:


Our Gathering of Legends

Every year around Veterans Day in November, we hold one of our signature events at Airbase Arizona: “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.