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The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories

Windsor Locks, CT – The New England Air Museum is proud to announce the highly anticipated public opening of its newest permanent exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories, on Sunday, June 4, 2023.

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.

“The Tuskegee Airmen shattered barriers and redefined possibilities,” said New England Air Museum President and CEO Stephanie Abrams. “Their legacy embodies social  activism, determination, and the unwavering power of the human spirit. It was an honor to interview these American heroes and their families, and through their stories, continue to inspire future generations.”

To celebrate this exhibit opening, the New England Air Museum has organized several exciting events. Tuskegee Airman Dr. Eugene Richardson will speak at the museum at 11AM & 1PM on Sunday, June 4, 2023. Dr. Richardson will speak about the airmen’s history and his own experiences. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Commemorative Air Force’s unique, immersive traveling Red Tails Theater will also be at the museum from June 1 through June. With this dynamic 160-degree panoramic screen, the film creates the feeling of being in the cockpit, soaring above the clouds. Visitors will have the opportunity to fly along with the Tuskegee Airmen and experience their legacy’s true meaning. Showings run throughout the day from 9 AM – 4 PM.

The Commemorative Air Force will also be offering three lucky raffle winners the opportunity to re-live history and take a flight in a Red Tail P-51 Mustang. All proceeds will go to the CAF to support their ongoing programs. The aircraft will be on display June 3 and 4.

All events are included with museum admission. For more information about The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories, please visit

The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England, comprised of three large
public hangars, outdoor exhibits, and more than 100 aircraft ranging from early airships and flying
machines to supersonic jets and helicopters. The museum is located on 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75)
on the North end of the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. For more information,
please visit, call (860) 623-3305, or find us on Facebook.