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 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:

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.