Come visit us at The Museum of Military Memorabilia. We have thousands of military artifacts from all branches of the Military. The Museum is located in the Naples Municipal Airport which was originally built by the Army Corps of Engineers to train pilots for the pacific theater in WWII.

What has begun as a Museum Honoring Military Aviation in WWII has evolved into so much more. You can now see historical artifacts dating back to the Revolutionary War and all the way up to the present day Iraq & Afghanistan conflicts.


2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Naples Airport as a WWII Army Air Forces Training Base.


WORLD WAR II PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

There have been many movies and docudramas depicting the Pearl Harbor attack.  Most, particularly, the ones supposedly based on fact, showed short quips of a couple of P-40 pilots getting airborne and shooting down Japanese planes.  But I, for one, never had seen the true story and more detailed info on who these two pilots were and their actions and associated events while airborne.  The YouTube site below contains a superb video of that story.  I hope you’ll pass it on to other A F / Navy vets and others as desired.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

WORLD WAR II PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

A Hawk 87A-3 (Kitty hawk Mk IA) serial number AK987, in a USAAF 23d Fighter Group (the former “Flying Tigers”)

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtis-Wright Corporation’s main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.

This is a short video about two American P-40 pilots who were able to get off the ground at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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