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The New England Air Museum, CAF Rise Above Theater

June 1 - June 4

The Commemorative Air Force’s Rise Above Theater will be at the New England Air Museum from June 1st through June 4th with shows running throughout the day. Visitors can learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen in this immersive theater presentation. This is included with the price of admission.

Public Exhibit Opening: The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories

The museum’s newest exhibit, The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories, opens to the public on Sunday, June 4, 2023.

The New England Air Museum is honored to be working with children of Tuskegee Airmen to create an extraordinary exhibit. Through first-hand stories about their parent’s war and post-war experiences, visitors will have the rare opportunity to get to know the airmen in a uniquely personal way.

As America’s first black military aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen achieved excellence in the face of racism and discrimination during World War II. They fought two wars: one alongside our allies to defeat the Nazis and the other against racism and injustice. Their accomplishments helped bring about the integration of the United States military and inspired the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s.

Through first-hand stories told by the children, grandchildren, and friends about their parent’s war and post-war experiences, this immersive exhibit will give visitors the rare opportunity to walk in the shoes of these extraordinary heroes.

Over the course of the war, the Tuskegee Airmen flew 1,578 missions and 15,533 sorties, destroyed 261 enemy aircraft, and won more than 850 medals.

This exhibit is included with museum admission.

Presentation by Tuskegee Airman Dr. Eugene Richardson, Sunday, June 4th 11AM & 1PM

Join us for a presentation by Tuskegee Airman Dr. Eugene Richardson. Dr. Richardson will discuss the history of the Tuskegee Airmen and his own experiences. This event is a part of the Tuskegee exhibit opening, and is included with admission. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

“Red Tails” was a nickname given to the Tuskegee Airmen during their time in service during World War II. It evolved from the bomber pilots referring to their Tuskegee Airmen fighter escorts as Red Tail Angels because of their reputation and record for keeping the bombers safe on their dangerous missions over enemy territory.


June 1
June 4


New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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