Donation from Curt Hills and the MIA Hunters
The museum has been given four Bryan Moon prints to display in the Wings of the North Aviation Art Gallery at the museum. Three are about the World War II raid on the Ploesti, Romania oil refineries. The fourth is a North American B-25 Mitchell lifting off the USS Hornet in April of 1942 to attack Tokyo as part of the famous Doolittle raid. The paintings include two letters to Bryan Moon from Jimmy Doolittle and a piece of aircraft #3 recovered from its crash site in China. In addition MIA Hunters also made a cash donation.
We are grateful to the MIA Hunters and their board member Brig. Gen. Dennis Schulstad, Ret. for their work and for thinking of the Wings of the North Air Museum!
How Many WOTN Volunteers Does it Take to Put a Wheel on the Spirit of St. Louis?
After an evening of work, the Spirit of St. Louis is now on display in the museum hangar. Be sure to come and check it out on the ground before we hoist it up to hang from the ceiling.
B-25 Lady Luck Heads Home
Pat Harker’s beautiful B-25J Mitchell has headed back to its home base at Anoka Airport in Blaine, MN. Many thanks for letting us display the plane over the winter.
Now Taking Applications for AirExpo Volunteers
Are you interested in helping out at AirExpo? There’s plenty to do, lots of flying to see, and a great group of people to work with. Come and join us!
You can follow the links to the AirExpo page where the application is linked to or you can click right here: https://www.wotn.org/airexpo/airexpo-volunteer-application/
Spirit of St. Louis Model Has Arrived
The Spirit of St. Louis model has arrived at the Wings of the North Air Museum. This model, built as a stage prop by Warner Brothers Studios for the movie starring Jimmy Stewart in the ’50’s, used to hang in the south end of the ticketing area of Terminal 1 at MSP and was mothballed after a remodel of the terminal.
For more information about the film, go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_St._Louis_(film)