60 Years Since the Bay of Pigs

Remebering Alabama’s CIA Heroes • Hall of Fame Honoree – Joseph Lewis Shannon
Women in Aviation
USS Enterprise Model by Norm Ponder • Restoration of the Tuskegee B-25 and Skymaster Repaint • Chico, The Gunfighter—The Legacy of the Vietnam Mission • Women in Aviation—”The Originals” Visit The Museum • Future Aircraft—Drones
March 1, 2021
“Aces of Aces” World War II – Alabama Medal of Honor Recipient
Alabama in World War II • Alabama USAAF Airfields • Hall of Fame Member – David S. McCampbell
May 1, 2021
March 23, 2023
March 2023 Flight Lines

Flight Lines March 2023

March 11, 2022
March 2023 Flight Lines

Women’s History Month

Women’s Veteran’s Memorial
February 1, 2022

Remembering Birmingham’s Richard Macon

On a bet, Richard Macon, a Birmingham native andgraduate of Miles College in Fairfield, AL with abachelor’s degree in mathematics, took the entranceexams for the U. […]
January 1, 2022

Remembering Walter Ray, CIA Pilot
Tragic Crash of an Lockheed A-12 • A New Blackbird? Air America CIA Pilot • Visits Museum

n January 5, 1967, a sister-ship of our museum’sLockheed A-12 (Article 131) was returning from atraining flight to the now well-known CIA’s advancedaviation research facility base […]
December 1, 2021

Wright Flyer Monument at Maxwell AFB
Birmingham’s 150th Anniversary • Wright Brothers Day The Third USS Birmingham • A Year of Transformation • The Watch That Came In From The Cold

Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flight of the Wright Flyer I, heavier-thanair powered aircraft built by Orville and Wilbur Wright. It took place on […]

In March 1960, President Eisenhower directed the CIA to develop a plan for the invasion of Cuba and overthrow of the Castro regime. The CIA organized an operation that trained and funded a force of exiled counter-revolutionary Cubans serving as the armed wing of the Democratic Revolutionary Front, known as Brigade 2506.

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