The Beechcraft SNB-1 "Kansan" is a Navy version of the venerable Army AT-11 "Kanasan". During World War II, the Kansan was used extensively as a bombardier/navigator trainer and gunnery trainer. While more than 1500 AT-11's were built for the Army, only 110 SNB-1's were built for the Navy. This aircraft is one of the few SNB-1 survivors and the only active one flying today. The aircraft will be on display at least through AirExpo. A history of Beechcraft Construction Number 3815 - Navy designation SNB-1 - Bureau Number 51025 as compiled by Bob Parmerter United States Navy accepted 17 Aug 1943. To Naval Air Station Denver 1947. To Naval Air Ordinance Training Station, Chincoteague Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Virginia 1950. To Bureau of Aeronautics Maintenance & Supply, Pensacola 1951. To…
The museum recently acquired a US Marine Corps Mess Dress uniform that belonged to Henry "Hank" Bourgeois. Hank was a decorated F4U Corsair pilot with VMF-214 in World War II. VMF-214 was known by the name "Black Sheep Squadron" and was led by the colorful Gregory "Pappy" Boyington. Hank died in November of 2009.
AirExpo planning is underway and it is shaping up to be better than ever with the return of the B-17G Flying Fortress Yankee Lady to the show. AirExpo tickets are now available on Ticket Leap (airexpo.ticketleap.com). For a limited time, they are 50% off the regular prices shown below: $20.00 for adults, this includes one child admission 17 and under for every paid adult. $5.00 children 8-17 years old
Wings of the North is forming a new committee to organize and operate our Museum. If you are interested in helping our museum succeed please attend the first meeting on Thursday, September 13 6:30pm WOTN Training Room Subsequent meetings will be on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Please Help Secure our Museum’s Success! Be Part of the Solution! Have Some Fun!