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Veterans, Active Military Admitted Free To EAA Aviation Museum On November 11
Newest Eagle Hangar exhibits honor Huey helicopters in Vietnam, Korean War heroism
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 31, 2022) — All veterans and current active military members are welcome free of charge to the EAA Aviation Museum on Friday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.
Among some of the newest exhibits in the museum’s Eagle Hangar, which salutes the men, women, and aircraft involved in military service:
Corsair: Korean War Heroism – This exhibit features the EAA Aviation Museum’s F4U Corsair, which has a link to one of the Korean War’s most harrowing stories. On December 4, 1950, Thomas Hudner crash-landed his Corsair behind enemy lines in an attempt to save fellow pilot Jesse Brown, the U.S. Navy’s first Black naval aviator. Assigned to replace one of the lost aircraft, the museum’s Corsair went on to be flown by Thomas Hudner himself, as well as the friends and comrades of these two extraordinary men.
Huey: The Workhorse of Vietnam – This exhibit, opened in August 2020, features a UH-1 Huey helicopter that is a combat veteran of the Vietnam War while part of three tours with the 121st Assault Helicopter Company based out of Soc Trang. It was the last time this aircraft flew, and the combat and bullet hole repairs, along with the weathered interior sections, are still visible in the airframe as it appeared when shipped back to the U.S. In the past month, the aircraft’s actual unit markings have been restored to the helicopter’s fuselage.
More information is available at EAA.org/VeteransDay.
About EAA Aviation Museum
The EAA Aviation Museum is located just off Interstate 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA Aviation Museum at (920) 426-6108 or visit www.eaa.org/museum.