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390th Memorial Museum

WWII bomb group museum to showcase upgraded exhibits

WWII bomb group museum to showcase upgraded exhibits

The 390th Memorial Museum, dedicated to the sacrifices of a World War II bomb group, is in the midst of putting finishing touches on a $2.4 million renovation that added 12,000 square feet of exhibit, office and storage space.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pima Air & Space Museum offering number of August educational events

Pima Air & Space Museum offering number of August educational events

Rudy Salayandia and his son, Aidan, 4, enjoy a recent trip to the Pima Air & Space Museum. The museum has landed on the list of the top 10 percent of tourism businesses in the world by TripAdvisor.com.

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Pima Air & Space Museum offering number of August educational events

Pima Air & Space Museum offering number of August educational events

The 390th Bombardment Group Memorial Museum is undergoing a major overhaul. It is expected to reopen by Sept. 28.

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Pima Air & Space Museum offering number of August educational events

Pima Air & Space Museum offering number of August educational events

Visitors check out some of the helicopters and planes at the museum.

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Pima Air & Space Museum offering number of August educational events

Pima Air & Space Museum offering number of August educational events

It may be summer, but the Pima Air & Space Museum is still in full flight, with a slate of special educational events this month.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bomb group that fought Nazis renovates museum of exploits

Bomb group that fought Nazis renovates museum of exploits

Visitors to the 390th Memorial Museum in the Pima Air and Space Museum don't let construction stop them from seeing the exhibits, including this B-17 Flying Fortress. Construction, which is adding 12,000 square feet of exhibit, office and storage space, is to end in August.

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Bomb group that fought Nazis renovates museum of exploits

Bomb group that fought Nazis renovates museum of exploits

The $2.4 million renovation will create a new entryway, a mock control tower, an indoor theater for about 40 people and a mezzanine. A mock Quonset hut is part of the existing exhibit.

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Bomb group that fought Nazis renovates museum of exploits

Bomb group that fought Nazis renovates museum of exploits

John Glasgow, with Glass Smith, adjusts the entrance door into the 390th Memorial Museum.

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Bomb group that fought Nazis renovates museum of exploits

Bomb group that fought Nazis renovates museum of exploits

A World War II military history museum, an effort by the veterans, spouses and friends of the 390th Bomb Group, is getting a multimillion-dollar upgrade.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Open house to honor veterans

Open house to honor veterans

Retired United States Air Force Col. Richard Bushong, right, speaks to Pima Air & Space Museum visitors about his 28 World War II bombing missions with the 390th Bomb Group. Bushong and the visitors are inside the 390th Memorial Museum, which is at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

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Open house to honor veterans

Open house to honor veterans

Bushong, sitting, in red, talks about the restored B-17 bomber, seen here with its bomb bay doors open.

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Open house to honor veterans

Open house to honor veterans

Bushong, left, talks with museum visitor Jens-Uwe Peter, who is from Jena, Germany.

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Open house to honor veterans

Open house to honor veterans

Bushong speaks to a captivated crowd in front of the museum's centerpiece, the restored B-17 bomber "I'll Be Around."

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Open house to honor veterans

Open house to honor veterans

The 390th Memorial Museum is inviting all veterans and their families to a free open house and breakfast at the museum.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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390th Memorial Museum honors vets: time change

390th Memorial Museum honors vets: time change

Editor's note: The original story incorrectly listed the start time for the museum open house. The event begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. 

November 10, 2011 11:15 am Photos

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390th Memorial Museum pays tribute

390th Memorial Museum pays tribute

Retired Col. Richard Bushong, now a senior docent at the Pima Air & Space Museum, talks about his first mission as a bomber pilot. He flew a B17 Flying Fortress, like the one in this hangar at the 390th Memorial Museum that is housed in the Pima Air & Space Museum. The 390th Memorial…

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390th Memorial Museum pays tribute

390th Memorial Museum pays tribute

A Quonset hut is set up at the 390th Memorial Museum. The all-purpose prefabricated structures were once used as barracks, latrines, offices, medical and dental offices, isolation wards and bakeries.

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