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Wed, May 20 2020

Flying on the Homefront: Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

Aeronautics curator Dorothy Cochrane explores the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and their fight for recognition for their contributions to World War II.

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Tue, May 12 2020

AirSpace Movie Club
Superman: The Movie

Our at home movie mini series continues! Emily, Matt and Nick talk about the Man of Steel in his appearance in this 1978 classic.

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Fri, May 8 2020

Fighting Gliders of World War II

Curator Russell Lee explores a lesser-known form of World War II aviation: the fighting glider.

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Fri, May 8 2020

Last American Aerial Victory in Europe

For the 75th anniversary of VE Day, curator Christopher Moore shares the story of the last American World War II aerial victory in Europe.

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Thu, May 7 2020

Remembering World War II Through Art

Carolyn Russo, curator of the Museum's art collection, shares the story behind the painting November 1944, by artist Robert Jordan, who served in World War II and was a Prisoner of War at Luft IV POW camp.

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Wed, May 6 2020

AirSpace Movie Club
Troop Zero

In the first episode of this movie mini-series hosts Matt, Nick, and Emily talk about the movie Troop Zero.

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Wed, May 6 2020

Ben Kuroki: A Story We All Need to Know

National Air and Space Museum chief curator Peter Jakab shares the story of Japanese American veteran Ben Kuroki.

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Tue, May 5 2020

Blackbirds and Lightnings

Curator Michael Hankins examines the history of the World War II fighter plane P-38 Lightning and its connections with the fan-favorite SR-71 Blackbird.

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Mon, May 4 2020

The Naval Aviation You’ve Never Heard Of

Naval aviation curator Laurence Burke explores a lesser known type of naval aviation — spotter planes, a role mainly filled by Vought OS2U Kingfishers.

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Fri, May 1 2020

Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter

Few American fighter pilots on their own survived a turning, twisting, close-in dogfight against a capable Japanese pilot flying a Mitsubishi A6M Zero during World War II. Curator Russell Lee explores in a new blog.

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