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The New England Air Museum, Exhibit
November 12 - November 14
The New England Air Museum is honored to premier a new exhibit on the Polish Kosciusko Squadron 303 pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain and arguably changed history. Winston Churchill called it “one of the decisive battles of the war,” and according to many historians, the Battle of Britain would have been lost if not for the Polish airmen.
The Kosciuszko exhibit will open to the public on November 12.
The new exhibit features an interactive kiosk detailing the Squadron’s extraordinary bravery and flying skills, highlights of their sorties, the aircraft they flew, and personal histories. The exhibit tells the story of how these airmen devised strategies for air combat never seen prior, enabling the outnumbered squadron to beat the odds.
The New England Air Museum worked with Central Connecticut State University scholars in creating the exhibit. The squadron originally was established in 1919 during the Polish-Soviet War. It was named to honor Tadeusz Kosciuszko who helped the American colonies during the Revolutionary War.
Winter hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Veterans and military service men and women with military identification are free courtesy of KeyBank. Admission is $16.00 for ages 15 and up, $14.00 for seniors 65 and up and $10.00 for ages 4 to 14. New England Air Museum members and children under 3 are admitted free.