News

Chat with a Hero—The George Schofield Story

As part of our educational program, the AMC Museum will be hosting Chat with a Hero—The George Schofield Story on Saturday, 4 August 2018 from 11:00 am–2:00 pm, in the main hangar.

During World War II, as a young U.S. Army Air Force officer, Lt. Schofield was a member of the Air Transport Command’s 2nd Ferrying Group stationed at New Castle County Airport, Delaware. He served in World War II as an aircraft navigator using celestial navigation and ferried aircraft such as the B-17, B-25, and B-26 to combat crews all over the world in support of the war. He was discharged in 1946 and reactivated for the Korean War and Cuban Missile Crisis. He later retired from the New York City Fire Department as a captain in 1978.

Please join us to hear his exciting life stories from his days in WWII to his experiences as a NYC firefighter. This event is free and the museum is free admission and parking.

AMC Museum Foundation Election

The AMC Museum foundation will hold an election for the board on September 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. All members of the AMC Foundation may vote. The candidates are:

  • Carleton Carey
  • Paul Gillis 
  • Ron Gough

If you are interested in running, please contact Paul Gillis at 302-697-0266.

KB-50 Restoration Underway

KB-50J Superfortress Restoration Underway

The KB-50J Superfortress has arrived from MacDill AFB, Florida, transported by Worldwide Aircraft Recovery. The restoration crew have their work cut out for them after finding several areas of corrosion that will need to be treated before final assembly.

Below are several photos of the restoration crew hard at work.

We ask that visitors stay clear of the area where the KB-50 parts are lying as it’s considered a restoration construction zone.

2018 Loaded for War

Loaded for War: American Railroads in WWII Exhibit

The Air Mobility Command Museum announces a new and exciting train exhibit displaying the importance of the American railway system during World War II. Nestled under the right wing of the historic C-47 aircraft “Turf and Sport Special,” you will find a two track rail system with an operating steam engine, diesel engine, army barracks layout and several other scaled structures depicting a typical railway system during that period. Also, a kiosk that plays videos demonstrating how American railroads supported U.S. combat efforts by developing the innovative technologies needed to achieve victory. They moved unprecedented numbers of troops and supplies, while introducing ironclad railcars capable of carrying big guns and artillery that later evolved into modern armored combat vehicles. From late 1941 to June 1945, American railroads carried nearly 44 million servicemen and women and in the war’s final years the United States averaged 2,500 troop trains monthly.

Please come out and see our new train exhibit Loaded for War: American Railroads in World War II. The exhibit will be on display until the end of March. We are in the process of upgrading the exhibit to depict more realism and tangible items during that specific time frame in history.