Full Slate of Events at USS Hornet Museum
Living Ship Day
The USS Hornet Museum will pay tribute to two local veterans of the famed World War II Tuskegee Air Group during its March Living Ship Day. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces.
At 1 p.m. the Tuskegee veterans and Tuskegee historian Dave Cunningham will speak, followed by a public meet and greet.
The Hornet Band will perform big band music selections from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Air Group 11 Documentary
The museum is in the process of building a new and extensive exhibit about one of the air groups stationed aboard the Hornet during World War II.
George Retelas, an award-winning film maker, is now producing a documentary on Air Group 11. In their 90s now, Air Group 11 men are scattered across the country. Retelas is seeking donations to his effort to cover his travel expenses. This documentary complements the museum’s efforts to garner as many oral histories this year as possible.
Time to Dance
The big band sounds of the Harry James Orchestra returns to the Hornet Saturday, March 22. To purchase tickets, or to find out more, call 521-8448 ext. 282 or visit www.uss-hornet.org.