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2 months ago

Collings Foundation

Hi everyone. Hope you are all healthy and getting through the virus pandemic best you can. With the virus, all operations have been put on hold, so not much to report. During the time we have been posting articles around the tank collection in the new American Heritage Museum in MA. This is an amazing place and hope all of you have a chance to visit sometime in the future. We will feature several articles on CF aircraft in the next month - Stay Tuned!
Evolution of the Tank: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2020/04/evolution-of-the-tank-part-1/
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3 months ago

Collings Foundation

Hi There Parents! Looking for something for your children to do while at home? The Cobi building block models are terrific projects for kids big and small. We have a great selection to choose from in the American Heritage Museum store. We ship as soon as the orders come in. Your purchase helps the Collings Foundation and AHM. See the full inventory in the AHM Online Store:https://www.collingsfoundation.org/product-category/special-items-toys-calendars/ ...

3 months ago

Collings Foundation

A dear friend of the Collings Foundation and WWII veteran Frank Tedesco passed away on February 29, 2020 at the age of 99. Born and raised in Weymouth, Frank graduated from Weymouth High School. He went on to further his education, by receiving a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska.

Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during WW II as a B24 Liberator Pilot. Over the years, he received many awards for his military service, most recently in May of 2019, Frank was awarded a high medal of honor, the Legion D’Honneur for his service alongside France, during WW II. Before retirement, Frank worked for many years as an Aircraft Engineer for General Electric.
He spent countless hours volunteering: building the Spirit of Massachusetts in Boston, restoring a B24J Liberator with the Collings Foundation, in Stow, MA and public speaking educating the public on events of WW II. Frank’s passion for photography was evident by his numerous features in publications. On the weekends, he loved to sing and perform at clubs and piano bars. Frank frequented the Wings of Freedom tour and the Collings Foundation's living history events over many years. He was always the epitome of "The Greatest Generation."

Frank was a kind, selfless, and loving man who cared for his family. He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to have known him.
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Upcoming Events › Wings of Freedom Tour

The Wings of Freedom Tour is currently postponed for the duration of 2020. We hope to be operating again in 2021.

Experience World War II history across the United States! Visit and explore the legendary B-24 Liberator heavy bomber and see the B-25 Mitchell and P-51 Mustang on the ground in 2021 when the Wings of Freedom Tour resumes.

Ground display admission is traditionally $10 for adults, $5 for kids and reservations for ground tours are not needed. Admission at some locations may vary, so please check the schedule below to be sure.

Fly a Mission on a Bomber!
We are working on making flights available again in 2021 where you can fly a mission aboard the B-24 or B-25 at all locations of the Wings of Freedom Tour for an additional donation – $475 per person for the B-24, $425 for the B-25. Flight bookings will be available once locations are added in late 2020 for the 2021 season.

Become a Fighter Pilot for a Day!
For the ultimate experience, take the controls of the P-51 Mustang on a flight training experience on tour in 2021! In our unique dual-control P-51, you’ll fly with a flight instructor and actually fly the plane! No previous flight experience needed!

When scheduled events for 2021 become available after the Fall of 2020, please check here for additions.

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