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Florida Air Museum Opens New Pearl Harbor Exhibits

The Collings Foundation F4U Corsair
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Warbird Adventures President Graham Meise, graphic artist Neal Sands, and exhibit designer Syd Jones, former curator and restoration director of the Pacific Aviation Museum–Pearl Harbor have just completed a new series of exhibits for the Kissimmee Air Museum.

The new expanded exhibits trace the rise of air power from the predictions of Billy Mitchell in 1924 that Pearl Harbor would be attacked by the Japanese on a Sunday morning, to the actual attack on December 7, 1941. Included in the new displays are never-before-seen photos taken from a Japanese bomber that give museum visitors a bird’s-eye view of the attack. The new exhibits are developed around actual WWII artifacts and tell the little-known stories that swirl around the events of the day, bringing to life the facts that people only read about.

The displays add to the interactive experience visitors have at the Kissimmee Air Museum; they can witness the restoration of the WWII Focke-Wulf 190 project in the WWII Fighter Aircraft Restoration Center, or fly in the front cockpit of an authentic WWII fighter trainer.

In addition, the Collings Foundation F4U Corsair is presently on display over the holiday season for visitors to enjoy. www.warbirdadventures.com

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