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.


70th Anniversary of VE Day

70th Anniversary of VE Day                     Arsenal of Democracy
World War II Victory Capitol Flyover
To honor the heroes who fought in the War and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve victory, one of the most diverse arrays of World War II aircraft ever assembled will fly above the skies of Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 8, 2015, the 70th Anniversary of VE Day, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

 

The flyover will include dozens of World War II aircraft flying in 15 historically sequenced warbird formations overhead. The formations will represent the War’s major battles, from Pearl Harbor through the final air assault on Japan, and concluding with a missing man formation to “Taps.”

 

Never before has such a collection of WWII aircraft been assembled at one location, to honor the large assemblage of veterans gathered at the WWII Memorial for a ceremony.

 

“They have given their sons to the military services. They have stoked the furnaces and hurried the factory wheels.
They have made the planes and welded the tanks, riveted the ships and rolled the shells.”
– President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, August 19, 1942

70th Anniversary of VE Day

The only remaining B-29 that is still able to take to the skies flies over Washington D.C. on Friday as the nation marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany

The non-profit group Arsenal for Democracy organized the 56-plane flyover, which included P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang fighters and the only B-29 Superfortress bomber still in flying condition.
‘This is a slice of history that most people have never seen,’ said Brent Gulick, 60, from Rockville, Maryland. ‘You just saw planes that probably won’t be around much longer.
The event marked the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945. The United States produced almost 300,000 aircraft from 1941 to 1945, according to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
A handful of veterans on Friday flew in the same model planes they flew in during World War Two
‘It was nice, really nice. Brings back old memories,’ said Bill Hess, 91, from Bristol, Tennessee.
Roughly 700 veterans, dignitaries and donors watched the show from inside the World War Two Memorial, where a speaker narrated the event.
One of the planes, a Curtiss Helldiver dive bomber, developed mechanical trouble and made an emergency landing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, a spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority said.
There were no injuries, she said. Reagan airport was closed to commercial traffic from noon to 1 p.m. to accommodate the flyover.

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World War II aircraft fly over the Lincoln Memorial

 

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World War Two fighters fly the Missing Man formation during a flyover near the Washington Monument in Washington on Friday

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Two fighters fly over the World War II Memorial in Washington, Friday, May 8, 2015, in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

70th Anniversary of VE Day

World War II veterans and their families watch as dozens of World War II era military airplanes fly over the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington

70th Anniversary of VE Day

World War II veterans and their families watch as dozens of World War II era military airplanes fly over the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Fifi one of the vintage military aircraft from World War II made the flight over the nation’s capital to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Thousands of people at the Reflecting Pool watch World War II aircraft during a flyover to honor the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Soldiers with the 3rd U.S. Infantry, some wearing World War II era uniforms watch

70th Anniversary of VE Day

The National Park Service hosted the events at the memorial marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

70th Anniversary of VE Day

The flyover was watched by thousands. More than 50 military planes in 15 formations made their way down the Potomac River to the Lincoln Memorial

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Remembering fallen comrades

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Powerful statement A Boeing B-29 Superfortress flies over the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington

70th Anniversary of VE Day

People watch vintage World War II aircraft fly over the skies of Washington from on top of the Capitol Building in D.C.

70th Anniversary of VE Day

People gather on the South Lawn of the White House to watch the aircraft fly over the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument

70th Anniversary of VE Day

P51-Mustangs take part int the Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover above the National Mall

70th Anniversary of VE Day

People gather on the South Lawn of the White House in Washingto to watch the vintage military aircraft from World War II fly over the capital

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The Washington Monument

 

70th Anniversary of VE Day

North American B-25 Mitchells fly over the Washington Monument The planes took part in the Doolittle raid on Japan in 1942

70th Anniversary of VE Day

In formation marking the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat during World War II by paying tribute to the men and women who he says helped save the world and lay the foundation for peace

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Honor guard Veterans watch as the flyover zooms past the Washington Monument to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Planes flying by the Washington Monument

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Holding a World War II era photograph of herself, Elizabeth Copp, 96, of Falls Church, VA

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Graceful and gallant WWII-era planes fly over the Washington Monument during the Arsenal of Democracy, a WWII plane flyover for the 70th anniversary of V-E Day in Washington, DC

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Fifi a B-29 flies over the Washingron Monument

70th Anniversary of VE Day

elebration Steve and Pam Springer dance during an event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe VE Day at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington

70th Anniversary of VE Day

A B-29 Superfortress named ‘Fifi’ and the plane that dropped the 1st Atomic bomb, flies over the skies of Washington

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A World War Two veteran solemnly files past the memorial in Washington D.C while the flypast continues overheard

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A B-25 bomber (left) leads a line of fighters before they peel off and dart around the Washington Monument during the VE Day celebrations in the capital on Friday

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70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and were watched by enthusiasts dressed in period uniforms

 


PHOTOS

Practice Flights and Flyover ( Photos by RIchard Mallory Allnut and Tony Granata)
World War II Memorial, ( Photos by Steve Schapiro)
Gala click ( Photos by Keeley Peters)
Aerial video clips provided by NY on Air, – Visit www.nyonair.com

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