The Prototype XC-53A

The Prototype XC-53A

The museum’s C-53, while currently in a DC-3 configuration, actually started in 1942 as a prototype for Douglas Aircraft. It was the only XC-53A built and was used for testing a full trailing edge wing flap. The C-53/C-47 was becoming a widely used platform and...
In Celebration of WWII Victory in Europe

In Celebration of WWII Victory in Europe

In Celebration of WWII Victory in Europe Texas Flying Legends Museum Warbirds Fly from Houston to D.C. Arsenal of Democracy Flyovers and a Reenactment: Painting Recognition Stripes for D-Day Washington D.C. – The Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol...
The Duchess of Dakota

The Duchess of Dakota

The Duchess of Dakota Murray Lawler, a Linton North Dakota native, was a pilot during World War II. He was stationed in Great Britain and took part in D-Day on June 6, 1944. Lawler enlisted in the Army Air Corps in about 1942 and, despite his family’s doubts, he...
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