Honoring

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...

Honoring our Nation’s “Greatest Generation”

"The Arsenal of Democracy Celebration in honor of the 70th Anniversary of VE Day was an amazing event with phenomenal public response. It was refreshing to see that Americans remember the sacrifices of those who served in WWII. I was humbled and honored to play a role...

Koga’s Zero

At first glance this picture resembles a photo of a pile of junk. Look closer, however, and you will see a propeller, a wing, and a belly tank. Far from being junk, it is a Japanese ‘Zero’ fighter plane from World War II that went on to be of inestimable value to the United States.

In Memory of Herb Stachler

We just lost another of the Greatest Generation. The Texas Flying Legends Museum was honored to get to know WWII P-47 pilot Capt. Herb Stachler, U.S. Army Air Corps; our team had many memorable experiences with him over the past two years. At Doolittle Raiders Reunion...

Unexpected Honor in Chadron, NE

The Texas Flying Legends Museum had the honor to perform the Hat Toss Flyover for the 2013 graduating class of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The National Museum of WWII Aviation graciously hosted our planes and pilots during that week. We give thanks to all the members...

TBM Avenger Dedication 2013

The Texas Flying Legends Museum was honored to present its newest addition to the fleet to former President George Herbert Walker Bush in a private and very moving ceremony. We gathered on April 6, 2013 at the Texas Flying Legends Museum Hangar at Ellington Field,...

Bob Odegaard, 1947-2012

It comes with such sadness and grief that we say goodbye to our friend Bob Odegaard. You couldn’t have known a better person. Every moment of our time with Bob was special and meaningful. Our memories of this gentle giant will be cherished forever. Our thoughts,...

The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

On April 15th, 2012, we left for the Doolittle Raiders 70th Reunion. It's been 70 years since Jimmy Doolittle led a group of B-25's from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, bombing mainland Japan for the first time in the war. Although this was not a huge battle victory...

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