Honoring

The Reason We Do This

Joe McPhail stopped by this weekend and approved of our banner! Here's a small excerpt from his presentation to a student class back in October at the Wings Over Houston show.

Lest We Forget

They were high school juniors and seniors when they heard on the radio the attack on Pearl Harbor. Without hesitation they enlisted to serve their country. The “Greatest Generation” came together making the USA a life priority with many making the ultimate sacrifice....

The Gentleman Next Door – John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson was a Royal Air Force fighter pilot during WWII. He flew the famous Spitfire and, by all account, achieved the mythic status of "Ace." Thanks to John Mollison for putting together this amazing story, preserving this history, and allowing us to share it...

A Conversation with Claude Hone, Part 2

On 21 July, 2016, the Texas Flying Legends Museum had the honor and sincere pleasure to have a long conversation with Lt Claude Hone in Sioux Falls, SD. Claude Hone is so typical of our many WWII veterans. He served simply because it was the right thing to do. Claude...

A Conversation with Claude Hone, Part 1

On 21 July, 2016, the Texas Flying Legends Museum had the honor and sincere pleasure to have a long conversation with Lt Claude Hone in Sioux Falls, SD. Claude Hone is so typical of our many WWII veterans. He served simply because it was the right thing to do. Claude...

Staff Sergeant Edward Lange and the Aleutian Tiger

While at Oshkosh, many vets came up to the TFLM aircraft and told the pilots and cadre stories. This past year again, Kathy & Ed Lange Jr came with their father's/grandfather's very special story that is reflected by the TFLM P-40k "Aleutian Tiger." You see,...

Barry Needham visiting the Texas Flying Legends

Wm Barry Needham, in 1941 this spry 21yr old Canadian found himself in England flying a Spitfire MkV in the RCAF. On 7 July, 1944, he was shot down by flak and became a prisoner of war (liberated 40days later by Patton’s 3rd Army). In between he sung E-boats, shot...

The Half Stork Spitfire Mk IX

Its iconic silhouette, fame from the Battle of Britain, legends of its aerobatic qualities, the Spitfire, even for Americans is the quintessential WWII fighter!

A Dream Come True

WWII Fighter Pilot in Flight Again By Eloise Ogden It was a dream come true for former P-38 pilot Elmer Wolff, of Makoti, to fly again in a World War II plane. Warren Pietsch made it happen when he took Wolff, who will be 92 in December, up in the Texas Flying Legends...

World War II 70th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrations took place across the world in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. Sam Graves holds up the May 9th edition of the Washington Post, featuring the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover, in which fifty two aircraft flew over the National Mall on May...

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