The AMC Museum is currently closed to visitors due to the recent events caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Delaware’s Governor Carney declared a State of Emergency effective March 13th. Please continue to monitor our website and Facebook for changes to our operating schedule.
The C-119B Flying Boxcar was assigned to the 314th Troop Carrier Group stationed at Ashia AB, Japan flying direct combat support missions during the Korean War. It is the second oldest C-119 in existence and it is the only surviving aircraft from the operation that air-dropped mobile bridge sections to Marines during the “Chosin Reservoir” rescue mission. The museum restoration team is currently in the process of getting the aircraft prepared for exterior painting and restoring the inside instrument configurations. The C-119 is on schedule to be painted this summer and later in the year the museum will dedicate this historic aircraft and its accomplishments to the Korean War Veterans.
The KB-50J Superfortress arrived from MacDill AFB, Florida, with severe corrosion to major structural parts of the aircraft. The museum restoration crew have been hard at work with support from the 436th and 512th Airlift wing sheet metal experts. In May, the museum will host a visit for members of the TAC Tanker Association that flew and maintained the museum KB-50J aircraft back in the day. The museum team is honored to be able to restore this aircraft and host the TAC Tanker reunion visit in May.
UPDATE: The Air Mobility Command Museum is responding to the recent State of Emergency for Delaware by postponing this Hangar Talk. Our visitors’ and staff’s health and safety remain our highest priority during these times. Please look forward to this talk in the future after the emergency has been lifted. We’ll provide a new event date in the future.
Join us as we commemorate the largest single day airborne operation in history as we present the Operation Varsity Hangar Talk. Museum volunteers will discuss the operation, detailing the preparation, execution, and results of one of the most daring daylight raids in military history.
75 years ago, the closing chapter of World War II in Europe was being written. Out of the ashes of the Battle of the Bulge came the resurgence of the Allied advance on Germany with the end of the war close at hand. However the most formidable obstacle still lay ahead: The Rhine River. On March 24th, 1945, in conjunction with an amphibious assault, Operation Varsity was launched with elements of the US 17th Airborne Division and the British 6th Airborne Division dropping behind enemy lines to secure a foothold across the river.
Take Exit 91 off of Delaware Route 1 and follow the signs. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Call 302-677-5939, for any questions.