The 390th Memorial Museum To Celebrate Rededication and Reopening Sept. 28by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Aug. 22, 2013, under Press Releases
The 390th Memorial Museum will hold a rededication and reopening ceremony and gala on Saturday, September 28 at 4:00 PM. It will be the culminating event of the annual Tucson reunion weekend of the 390th veterans, their descendants and local museum members. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the activation of the 390th Bomb Group.
The museum, dedicated to the service and sacrifice of the 390th Bomb Group (Heavy) stationed in England in World War II, is currently undergoing a major renovation with the addition of a mezzanine and new exhibits inclusive of 12,000 additional square feet.
The centerpiece of the museum is a restored B-17 known as the Flying Fortress — the most recognizable symbol of the European air war in World War II. The 390th Bomb Group also participated in the humanitarian food drops over Holland in the last week of the war, known as Operation Chow Hound.
The public is invited to attend the opening ceremonies. Admission to the hangar party immediately following the rededication is $50 per person. The 390th Memorial Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia, on the grounds of Pima Air and Space Museum.
For more information please call 520-574-0287 or visit www.390th.org