Hear a first-hand account from a WWII Triple Ace.

Col. Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson survived 116 missions during World War II without being hit by fire from an enemy aircraft. Join us for a rare opportunity to meet this living legend. He will recount his heroic flying experiences in his P-51D Mustang Old Crow in the skies over Western Europe and reflect on his journey from civilian to fighter pilot flying in kill-or-be-killed scenarios.

Anderson, the highest-scoring living fighter ace, was called the “best fighter pilot I’ve ever seen" by Chuck Yeager. For his valor, Anderson was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the Air Force Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the French Legion of Honor, and many other awards.

This lecture is made possible by the generous support of Pratt & Whitney. 

Aviation World War II People
How to attend In-Person
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
First floor, north side, one room left of center.
Museum in Washington, DC