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America loses a Hero
 
 

Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, local hero and one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has passed away. Lt Col Saylor was serving as a B-25 Mitchell flight engineer with the 34th Bomb Squadron of the 17th Bomb Group when he In February 1942 Lt Col Saylor was selected to perform as a flight engineer for the Doolittle Mission joining Crew # 15. After bombing its assigned targets in Kobe, Japan, the crew ditched their aircraft in the water off the coast of China.

 

Doolittle Raider Drew #15 in pictured above on the USS Hornet before their mission - Pilot Lt. D.G. Smith Co-Pilot Lt. G.P. Williams Navigator Bombardier Lt. H.A. Sessler Flight Surgeon Lt. .R. White M.D. Engineer Gunner Sgt. E.J. Saylor

Please visit the Museum News for the story of LTC. Sayor

 
 
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A Late Christmas Present
 
 
 

In the first weeks of the New Year, members of 62d Maintaince Squadron achieved a major milestone in the painting of the Museums C-130 when they completed the painting of the aircrafts SEA Camouflage scheme. With exterior markings including unit and maintenance and other detailing left to complete, the aircraft should soon roll out of the hangar looking like a brand new aircraft in a short time.  

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SITE UPDATES
   28 AUGUST 2014  
RIP CHORD - MUSEUM PICNIC
 
04 JUNE 2014 - HERB MELLOR - 1932 - 2014
18 MAY 2014 - OUR HISTORY - A DRAGONS VIEW - UPDATED
26 JANUARY 2014 - RIP CHORD - 30 FOR THE SIX
 22 DECEMBER 2013 - MUSEUM COLLECTION - HH-43 HUSKIE
 
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The Art of McChord Museum Artist "Cy" Reck
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Masters of the Air - The Quest to bring our C-124 home

As long time member Chuck Bowen retires from the McChord Air Museum, his son, Gary Bowen reflects on his Father's Air Force and Museum History and Chuck's quest to bring a C-124 to the McChord Air Museum in this special Father's Day Feature. To read the story, please visit the "Special Features" links on "Our History" page. 

 
 
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