Pearl Harbor Day Touches Navy Vet at National Warplane Museum

GENESEO – On Dec. 7, 1941, a clear, tropical winter morning in Honolulu, Hawaii, young American sailors woke to the dull hum of foreign airplanes. Hundreds of fighters, bombers and torpedo planes with the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service descended on the harbor, raining thousands of bombs and torpedoes on non-combatant American ships and planes. Loss of life was extremely high. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on … [Read more...]

WATCH: Tuskegee Airmen Graciously Accept Congressional Gold on Veterans Day at National Warplane Museum

GENESEO – This Veterans Day, the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo hosted a moving ceremony for five Tuskegee Airmen to finally receive their copies of the Congressional Gold Medal. Rep. Chris Collins and Alison Hunt, District Director for the 23rd NY Congressional District held by Rep. Tom Reed, officially presented bronze replicas of the original Tuskegee Congressional Gold Medal to Wallace C. Higgins and Herbert C. Thorpe. Thorpe accepted … [Read more...]

Nunda Man’s 2 Replica WWII Jets to Arrive at National Warplane Museum

GENESEO – Life-sized models of early Japanese and German combat jets are en route to their new home at the National Warplane Museum. According to Austin Wadsworth, President of the National Warplane Museum, the models were built by Nunda resident George Lucas. The donation of the models represent the generosity and trust of their previous caretaker, Wings of Eagles Discovery Center in Horseheads, NY. "We are so excited to have these new … [Read more...]

National Warplane Museum Goes Above and Beyond with Year-Round Events

GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum is hitting the gas with year-round events, climbing higher as one of the region's most sought-after destinations. Starting this year, the National Warplane Museum will run family-friendly historical-themed events every month in addition to their nationally renowned summer airshow. "We're a year round operation," said Dawn Schaible, Director of Planning and Government Affairs and Media Relations. "The … [Read more...]

Livingston County Veterans Dance Their Way to $3000

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Two Livingston County Veteran groups salute all of those who helped to make their dance themed fundraising event an overwhelming success. On July 9, VFW post 5005, American Legion post 271 and Livingston County Veteran Services held the 'Veterans Victory Dance' in support of Veterans at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo. The Office for the Aging, RSVP, and Catholic Charities contributed to the successfulness of the … [Read more...]

National Warplane Museum Expands Collection with Classic Trainer

GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum in Geneseo accepted a classic trainer aircraft to its collection on Monday, preserving the legacy of an essential training experience for pilots in World War II. National Warplane Museum volunteers drove the Vultee BT-13 Valiant to Geneseo on a flatbed from New Garden Airport in Pennsylvania, finally putting her to rest in the Museum's hangar. The Museum now has in its care 14 historic aircraft, including … [Read more...]

USA TODAY Ranks National Warplane Museum Airshow 6th in America

GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum in Geneseo USA TODAY's ranked as America's 6th most popular airshow. According to a press release from the National Warplane Museum, airshows from across the nation were nominated by USA TODAY readers, and the list was narrowed down to the final 20 by two experts. These 20 airshows, held throughout the country, were then voted on by fans to produce a Top Ten list. “This is exciting and encouraging news … [Read more...]

National Warplane Museum’s Airshow Cruises in Clear Skies

GENESEO – The weather was a little hairy for a moment, but Saturday's airshow at the National Warplane Museum turned out to be a soaring success. Tens of thousands of people and more than two dozen aircraft packed the field at 3489 Big Tree Lane to watch airshow classics and newcomers, including the Movie Memphis Belle. The Movie Memphis Belle is the Boeing B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ which portrayed the fabled ‘Memphis Belle,’ one of the first … [Read more...]

Dance at Greatest Show on Turf to Get Vets Moving

GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum will open the dance floor to VFW Post 5005, American legion Post 271 and Livingston County Veterans Services, who are locking arms to get veterans on their feet, both for the dance and in everyday life. According to a press release from Livingston County Veterans Services, the dance is part of their partnership with VFW Post 5005 and American legion Post 271 of Geneseo to raise funds and awareness for … [Read more...]

WWII Reenactors Tie Together National Warplane Museum’s Year of Growth

WATCH BELOW: Maj. Clark and Cpl. Heath Marchand demonstrate the paratroopers' 'Static Line' jump system, which is still used by the military today. They give a similar (though more detailed) walkthrough to the civilian crews on Fly Days. GENESEO – On an incredibly hot afternoon, one might spy a Kelly green canvas tent behind the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo. This is the temporary home for the nine men of H Company, 505th Parachute … [Read more...]