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2014-2015 Path to Liberty Commemorative Programs Most Programs have flight exhibitions, depending on weather and mechanical issues.* Sponsorship Opportunities Available - call 760-482-1836 for info Click here for calendar view of upcoming programs Current exhibit: World War II Portrait Journey – portraits by Chris Demarest – ongoing 17 Dec Through May 3, 2015: MANZANAR WARTIME PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT BY ANSEL ADAMS  – open from 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Christmas and on February 13, 2015.) This exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions,Los Angeles, CA. It features fifty photographs by Ansel Adams of theJapanese American relocation camp in Manzanar, California, duringWorld War II. Also included in the exhibition are more than twenty-five various photographs, documents, and works of art that further record this era. You won't want to miss this striking temporary exhibit. Included with regular museum admission. JAN THROUGH MAY - WW2 PORTRAIT JOURNEY - VISUAL TRIBUTE TO GREATEST GENERATION BY ARTIST CHRIS DEMAREST  SPECIAL EXHIBIT - MANZANAR: WARTIME PHOTOS BY ANSEL ADAMS Click here for full details 28 Mar at 1 PM to 2 PM - Beaufighters in the Night: 417th Night Fighter Squadron USAAF Presentation by Lt. Col. Braxton "Brick" Eisel and Mr. Dan Whitney In the early days of WWII, the US sent observers to England to study how the latest form of air warfare would take shape and it very soon became apparent that a night fighting capability was of increasing importance. When the U.S. joined the battle against the Reich they found themselves without a suitable American aircraft and were forced to utilize RAF Beaufighters. Having ‘re-learned to fly' this British design the 417th were sent to North Africa to take up the fight. Don't miss this fascinating and little known story. 4 Apr 1PM  Development of the Northrop B-2 Stealth Bomber:  Come hear directly from the men who worked at Northrop to manage, design, develop and account for the massive project creating a truly game changing aircraft.  Special Guest Speakers: Program Manager: Jim Kinnu, Chief Designer: Irv Waaland and Vice President of Finance: John Rettberg 11 Apr at 1 PM to 2:15 PM -   Killing Hitler: The Assassination Plots that Failed to Stop a Madman, presentation by Dr. Ed Gordon It is alleged that between 1921 and 1945 over 50 assassination attempts failed to kill the Führer. As time passed Hitler's assassination fears led to the growth of the SS Lifeguard detachment from a few men to an entire division. In April 1945, a remnant of this force was still on duty at the Führer's Berlin bunker when Hitler finally ended his own life by shooting himself. This program is part of a four part series of WWII related presentations delivered by noted historian Dr. Edward Gordon. Each program can stand alone but you won't want to miss a single one. 18 Apr at 1 PM to 2 PM - Air War Korea: F-86 Sabre & Unveiling of our F-86 Sabre, presentation by Blaine Mack WWII was over and propellers were giving way to jet engines as North American Aviation’s F-86 Sabre entered active duty. The aircraft was to serve a pivotal role in the Korean War by going toe-to-toe with the MiG 15. Out gunned but not out piloted, learn how training and tactics won back air superiority for the NATO allies. 25 Apr at 1 PM to 2 PM - Age of the Atom: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, presentation by Richard Grosser The story of the atomic bomb started around the turn of the century when a small number of physicists began to think about, discuss and publish papers about the phenomenon of radioactivity. From there a chain of events resulted in the end of a war, the start of a showdown and now, an ongoing diplomatic dilemma. Historian Richard Grosser delves into The Age of the Atom and what it means to us today. Mon, 25 May at 1:00 to 2:30 PM - Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Our brief Memorial Day service at 1 PM is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. In their honor, we highlight that service with a fly-by and flower drop of 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 Mitchell bomber. The entire day is filled with flight exhibitions, musical performances, WWII re-enactors, children's activities and lots & lots of flying aircraft. *Programs subject to change   
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