Historic World War II Bombers to Visit Aviation Museum

CAPE MAY – Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum, located at the Cape May Airport, will once again partner with The Collings Foundation to host AirFest and the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour. This year, AirFest will return to the popular Labor Day Weekend format; Aug. 30 through Sept. 2. As the Museum’s largest annual fundraising event, AirFest will include music, food, vendors, exhibits and much more. Stop by NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum to experience “living history.” Famous WWII aircraft will be visiting Cape May County and historic Hangar #1 for four days. The tour will feature the P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator. The public will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to view, explore and even take a flight in these historic treasures. Separate fees required for fighter and bomber flight experiences. For flight reservations and tour information call 800-568-8924.

NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum boasts over 26 aircraft displays as well as exhibits of military memorabilia, engines, photographs, interactive exhibits that allow visitors to discover the science of flight and more. The Aviation Museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located inside Historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, New Jersey. Cape May Airport was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945.

For more information, contact Bruce A. Fournier at (609) 886-8787 by email at aviationmuseum@comcast.net or visit the Hangar’s website www.usnasw.org

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