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2021

CONTENTS


JANUARY

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New Diorama For Early Aviation Hangar
Bellanca’s & Lindbergh
Aerial Reconnaissance Article
The Museum’s Reconnaissance Inventory


FEBRUARY

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Alabama Happenings
Tuskegee Airmen Quarter and Making AWI Happen
Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame
Double Victory


MARCH

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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


April

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Remebering Alabama's CIA Heroes
Hall of Fame Honoree - Joseph Lewis Shannon
Bay of Pigs - The Aftermath


May

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Alabama in World War II
Alabama USAAF Airfields
Hall of Fame Member - David S. McCampbell


June

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Vietnam Icon - UH-1 "Huey"
Museum's Icon - A-12 "Cygnus"
Historic Air Show Recap
Future Attack Helicopters


July

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Korea - The Forgotten War
Our Beech Starship
The Laister - Kaufman TG-4A
Glider Training In Mobile, Al


August

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General Asa North Duncan
Birth of the 8th Air Force
Birmingham's Naval Air Station


September

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The Flying Chainsaw
Why A Skills Shortage
Meet The "Raiders"
The "Corsair II"
AwI - Our New Mission


October

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Alabama Remembers James Meissner
Current happenings - Banks Jet & B-25
Events - Opera Birmingham At the Museum
Rosie, the Riveter Founder Passes
The "Iceberg" Aircraft Carrier


November

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USS Birmingham - The First "Aircraft Carrier"
Veterans Day - 2021
Tomorrow's Carrier Aviation
New Exhibit Seating In Hangars


2020

CONTENTS


JANUARY

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Hunter-Killer “Pink” Teams
Planes of Vietnam on Display
On Display in the Shadow Gallery
Vietnam War Memorial


FEBUARY

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The Tuskegee Airmen Diorama at SMF
Alabama Roster of Tuskegee Pilots
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Top Guns from Tuskegee


MARCH

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Ruth Elder, Miss America of Aviation
Women In Aviation
Soviet “Night Witches”
The “Ninety Nines” at the SMF
Women Flyers in the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame


APRIL

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Bay of Pigs - Invasion of Cuba
75th World War II Anniversary
Museum Volunteers Involvements & Accomplishments


MAY

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The Lake Murray B-25
Theories and Speculation on the B-25 Ditching
2020 Events Honoring World War II Heroes


JUNE

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The Triple Jet Ace of Korea
The L-39C Aero
A Visit to Paris, TN - Aircraft Surplus
Highlighting Dr. Ed Stevenson
Remember the Forgotten War


JULY

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Restoring the F-86L “Sabre Dog”
Beginning Restoration of the Fairchild 24 C8B
A “Mosquito” in the Korean War - the T-6
From Historical Perspectives to Diorama Realities


AUGUST

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World War II Tribute
Rosie, the Riveter Icon
National Aviation Day
Cumulus 2F Glider
Arsenal of Democracy Parade


SEPTEMBER

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Operation Moolah - The MiG-15 Story
The Republic F-105F-1 “Thunderchief”
Tuskegee Top Gun - Alva Temple
Virginia Hall - Super Spy


OCTOBER

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The Aviation Workforce Initiative (AWI)
America’s First Jet - The XP-59
Southern Airways and the “Skytrain”


NOVEMBER

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The Father of Veterans Day
Armistice Day and Raymond Weeks
The CIA Shadow Gallery Make-Over
CIA Officer with a Paintbrush


DECEMBER

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The Wright Brothers Chronicle
Aviation Hall of Fame - Sumpter Smith ANG Base
Blue Skies & Tailwinds - William Barnes
A New Look for the Aero L-39C
The Bushby Mustang
Before the Memphis Belle

2019

Content

FEBUARY

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Tuskegee Airmen – Charles McGee
Lockheed’s Supersonic Drone - the GTD-21B
The First Black Military Aviator


MARCH

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Current Happenings
Artwork of Bob Bales and the USAF Art Program
Women In Aviation Articles
The WASPS of WWII
“That’s All...Brother” and D-Day


APRIL

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Bay of Pigs - Invasion of Cuba
75th World War II Anniversary
Museum Volunteers Involvements & Accomplishments
Summer Camp


MAY

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Plane That Led the D-Day Invasion Visits the Museum
GearZ – a TV Show Gets Inspired when Visiting the A-12 Blackbird
Meet Board Member Bill Barnes, WWII P-38 Pilot


JUNE

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Remembering the Korean War
A Look Back at the Museum’s F-84
Birmingham’s Early Airfields
The “Skunkworks” and the Museum’s A-12 “Blackbird”
The Cold War Bombshelter History on the Museum’s Property


JULY

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Get To Know the Russian Mi-24 Hind “Flying Tank”
The Museum’s Education Outreach
“A MiG-15 To Freedom” - The Museum’s Korea War Diorama


AUGUST

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In Memoriam
The B-25s Ventral Turret - Maybe the Last One
The Gnome Rotary Engine
A C-47 “Glider


SEPTEMBER

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Birmingham’s Own “Mini-Mac”
The Historic Lockheed A-12 “Oxcart”
A Restoration Craftsman
The Museum’s Historic Motor Cars
Reconnaissance Cameras on Display


OCTOBER

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Charles Lindbergh Visits Birmingham
The Spirit of St. Louis Flight Simulator
A Ryan Replica Finds a New Home at the Museum
The Early Atlantic Ocean crossings


NOVEMBER

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World War I Historic Happenings
A Tribute To “Hank” Collins, Jr.
The Museum’s Concrete Section of the Berlin Wall
The Historic Fokker D.VII on Display


DECEMBER

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Pilot Training at the Wright’s Flying School in Montgomery
The Reynold’s “Flyer” - A Wright Flyer replica
The New Aviation Workforce Initiative for the Museum
Update on the Relocation Plans

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