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.

Rescue entire crew B-29


Rescue entire crew B-29 (12) was rescued by a US submarine after their plane was shot down in 1945, 70 miles off the coast of Japan.

Rescue entire crew B-29

B-29 bomber

The entire rescue was filmed in color, but sat in a guy’s closet until now.

This is a story from a Denver TV station of one of those rescued aviators to whom the video was delivered. It also shows their transfer to another submarine that is likely headed back to port before the one that accomplished the rescue. Can you imagine, 65 years AFTER your own rescue you get to watch it on film?


.To find the film after 65 years is amazing enough, but for the plane to crash right near the sub…. Heaven would have to have been looking out for those young men.

IT’S AN AMAZING STORY and worth watching… .

(interesting music chosen for video)                                                  


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