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2017 Hangar Talk - Gifts from a Glacier

Hangar Talk: Gifts from a Glacier

On November 22, 1952, American soldiers boarded a C-124 Globemaster aircraft at McChord AFB, Washington. The aircraft was bound for Anchorage, Alaska, and crashed enroute to that location. A rescue or recovery was deemed too expensive by the military, and these men were left to the Alaskan wilderness. Finally, sixty years later, their fate was revealed to their loved ones and the world.

Please join us at the AMC Museum on December 2, 2:00 p.m. for a presentation by Ms. Tonja Anderson-Dell, author of the book Gifts from a Glacier: The Quest for an American Flag and 52 Souls describing what a search team at the crash site ultimately discovered and her journey to learn the secrets of this disaster.

This is a FREE presentation as part of the AMC Museum’s educational outreach program. Donations are appreciated. Reservations are not required but seating is limited. For additional information, please call (302) 677-5942.

Autographed books will be available for purchase immediately following the presentation.

The military search for these airmen continues under Operation Colony Glacier.

2013 Photo Gallery of Recovery Efforts

2017 USA Today Voter's Choice - Best Delaware Attraction

USA Today 10 Best – Best Delaware Attraction

Thank you to our visitors and fans for voting us Delaware’s number one attraction for 2017 in USA Today’s 10BEST Readers’ Choice! With your continued support, we’ve made the museum a place for you, your friends and family to visit and learn about Air Force heritage and Air Mobility Command’s mission to support our military and those in need of humanitarian relief around the world.

Help us to stay Delaware’s number one attraction. Contribute to our Annual Campaign or visit our Support page. Thank you!

2017 AMC Museum Foundation Annual Campaign

2017 AMC Museum Foundation Annual Campaign

Why should you donate to our Annual Campaign? Your tax-deductible donation helps preserve our U.S. Air Force history and heritage and funds aircraft restoration, new exhibits, and educational programs like our popular aviation summer camp.

Read the full campaign letter below to see why we need your support.

Donate $50 or more and be entered into a drawing for a sightseeing flight in a vintage PT-17 Kaydet (flown out of Massey, MD), or an aviation art print—your choice! If your donation is through PayPal, we will be in contact with you after your donation to ask for your preference.

Donate $100 or more and receive an AMC Museum dog tag and customize your own dog tag! If your donation is through PayPal, we will send you a custom order form to help you customize your dog tag.

The drawing will be held on December 7th at the foundation’s meeting. Please submit your donation no later than November 30th to enter for the drawing.

Read the Museum's Annual Campaign Letter:
2017 Annual Campaign Letter
Donate using PayPal:
Or print and mail your donation:
Print and Mail Form

Thank you for your consideration and ongoing support!

75th Anniversary of Air Transport Command

The 75th anniversary of Air Transport Command (ATC) is upon us. It all started with Air Corps Ferrying Command in 1941, ferrying aircraft from the USA to obroad, and was soon renamed Air Transport Command in 1942. It took on the mission of now delivering supplies and equipment to overseas combat theaters and also ferrying aircraft from manufacturing plants to training facilities or for immediate operational use. By 1948, Air Transport Command became the Military Air Transport Service, which was redesignated Military Airlift Command in 1966, and by 1992 became Air Mobility Command.

Today, Air Mobility Command takes on the legacy of ATC but on the grander scale of providing rapid support for the U.S. military with global air mobility, and humanitarian support at home and overseas.

Below is a few words from the Air Transport Command Association (ATCA):

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