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Chat with a Hero—The Ray Firmani Story

Event Date: Saturday, 20 April 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

The Air Mobility Command Museum is proud to host an exciting event on April 20, 2024, from 1:00 pm4:00 pm, in the main hangar. As part of our educational program we will be hosting a “Chat with a Hero”…The Ray Firmani Story. He was a B-17 pilot with the 486th Heavy Bombardment Group of the “Mighty Eighth” Air Force during WWII. He will be at the museum to share his life experiences with us.

A first-generation Italian-American who became the head of his household at an early age, Ray met every challenge life offered. Enlisting in the Army, he earned his wings. “Against All Odds” is an incredible true story of combat, love and heroism in World War II. The book tells of Ray’s life through his boyhood years, his military training, and him earning his pilot’s wings. It also describes Ray’s 25 harrowing combat missions, and his extraordinary heroism which resulted in his being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Please join us for this rare experience of listening to, and talking with, a true hero from WWII.

The AMC Museum is open 9am4pm WednesdaySunday. There is no fee or tickets required for admission or parking.

Open Cockpit Day - 2018

Open Cockpit Day

Event Date: Multiple dates, check below

The Air Mobility Command Museum is starting its 2024 Open Cockpit Day on Saturday, April 20. This event is repeated every third Saturday of the month through October.

Open Cockpit Day provides the public full access to many of the museum’s aircraft from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. if weather permits and tour guides are available. Tour guides are stationed in the open aircraft to describe the history of the planes and their missions. They are often retired crew members of these airplanes so their descriptions are from personal experience and bring the aircraft to life for visitors.