From 1943 through June 1945, the 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was an Eighth Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress unit stationed in England. The 390th was assigned to the 13th Combat Bombardment Wing, and the group tail code was a “Square-J”. Its mission was to cripple or destroy German strategic targets, including the Messerschmitt aircraft complex at Regensburg; antifriction-bearing plants at Schweinfurt; various aircraft factories, instrument plants, and air parks; marshaling yards at Frankfurt; bridges at Cologne; oil facilities at Zeitz; multiple factories at Mannheim; naval installations at Brenmen; and synthetic oil refineries at Merseburg. Fifteen minutes before Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, the 390th bombed the French coast near Caen. Crews of the 390th Flying Fortresses bombed enemy artillery in support of ground forces during the breakthrough at Saint-Lo in July of ’45. They cut German supply lines during the Battle of the Bulge that December. They struck … Continue reading
The International Wildlife Museum located west of downtown Tucson on Gates Pass Road is definitely on our list of recommended “Things To Do With Kids In Tucson”. Particularly on a hot summer day. And if you have a Book of Fun, you can get a “two for one” admission price. Bring your imagination and expect to be wowed! Visit here for more ideas of Things to do with Kids. … Continue reading
In no particular order, here are our recommendations for The 4 Best Downtown Tucson Museums: (1) Jewish History Museum; (2) Tucson Museum of Art; (3) El Agustin de Tucson Presidio; and (4) Arizona Historical Society Downtown Tucson Museum.Continue reading
Just west of the main route through Sierra Vista is Fort Huachuca, headquarters for the U.S. Army’s Strategic Communications Command and the home of two fine military museums housed in three building on the fort. One museum is dedicated to the history of the U.S. Army in the American Southwest.Continue reading
Watch this Video Presentation featuring The Franklin Automobile Museum, a fine classic car collection including representative examples of all Franklin automobiles. The H. H. Franklin Foundation is an educational museum of cars and displays.Continue reading
Step back in time at the Mini Time Machine, The Museum of Miniatures in Central Tucson Arizona. Watch this video which features a surprisingly fascinating look at life in miniature.Continue reading
Video tour of a Cold War Bunker, housing the Titan II Missile, the only one of its kind left.Continue reading
Bill Hunley is the manager of the Bird Cage Theater, Tombstone’s most notorious saloon, gambling hall, and house of ill-repute. It’s been in his family since the 1930′s. The Bird Cage is now a museum, but what an extraordinary museum it is. Watch the video to get a glimpse.Continue reading
A historical tour of the J. Knox Corbett House, a Tucson merchant’s home from the early 20th Century.
An elegant two-story, stucco-covered brick structure built in the mission revival style, was completed in 1907 and lived in by members of the Corbett family for fifty-six years. J. Knox Corbett and his wife Lizzie Hughes Corbett built the house on the northwest corner of the block next to the Stevens House and near the Tucson Museum of Art.
An Overview of the oldest and largest art museum in Southern Arizona. The Tucson Museum of Art has both permanent and rotating exhibits as well as historic houses, a cafe and museum store.Continue reading