Airbase Arizona - Commemorative Air Force
Legends and heroes
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Legends and Heroes

Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona is dedicated to preserving the history of those who served in military aviation. Worthwhile exhibits and presentations are more than hardware or weapons — they are about the people who went in harm’s way or who rose to countless challenges behind the front lines or from the home front.

We continuously research and compose exhibits that give true personal perspectives and reveal historic experiences at the eyeball level. *

We collect flight logs, diaries, photos, escape maps, and personal equipment that help tell these stories. In addition, we conduct an oral history program where selected veterans tell of their experiences on video recordings that are kept for exhibition with our museum and sometimes shared with the Library of Congress.

These experiences provide“living history” for future generations.
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*We regret we are unable to perform personal research to private parties

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:

Museum Speaker Series

Every month live speakers and special presentations illuminate critical events in military aviation history. Some are exciting and technical, and some are the deeply personal experiences of the men and women who served, or the family members who seek to preserve their memory. Legendary battles, aircraft, and airmen and airwomen are frequent topics on dates that generally coincide with exhibits or observances of vital events in history.
From experienced museum docents to professional historians or book authors, this series continuously attracts visitors with similar interests and curiosities — and sometimes surprise appearances by special visitors.
Content suitable for audiences 12 through senior citizen. Included free with every museum general admission or annual pass.
click here to see our program calendar.