Remembering the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

AMAZING DAY! On May 4th, 2019, the AMC Museum hosted events that connected people from around the world and today’s Airmen with actual paratroopers from D-Day with the same plane they jumped out of 75 years ago. The events allowed us to commemorate our service members, both past and present, as well as the amazing community that helped make today possible. I am proud and always overwhelmed with the AMC Museum Team’s staunch dedication and hard work. Thank you for honoring our heritage and creating a WORLD-CLASS event.

-John Taylor, AMC Museum Director

75 Years Young!

In early March 1944, a C-47 transport aircraft came off the production line of the Douglas Aircraft Company’s plant in Oklahoma City. After inspection testing it was accepted by the Army Air Force and assigned serial number 42–92841. As was the practice, aircraft were referred to by the last three digits of its number, 841.

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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.

Honoring Heritage: KB-50 has new home

Over the next few weeks, it will be hard to miss the careful disassembly of the KB-50J Superfortress and the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, from the Memorial Park at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

The KB-50J, especially, has a significant history as it is known as the oldest remaining tanker modified for air refueling and was delivered to the Air Force in December of 1950.

“The base commander of MacDill at the time, Col. Charles T. Ohlinger III, and the airpark committee had a vision to expand the park with aircraft to represent each era of the base’s history,” said Steven Ove, 6th Air Mobility Wing base historian. “Once the landscaping of the park was finished, the KB-50J found its way to MacDill in late 1995.” ( Continue Reading… )