EAA AirVenture Museum

3000 Poberezny Rd., Oshkosh, WI 54902 - United States



Museum Day Hours of Operation: 10:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm

With a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays, the EAA AirVenture Museum is a year-round destination, combining the passion of aviation's past with the promise of its exciting future.


Rare WWII Nose Art Exhibit
Commemorative Air Force collection never before on loan to another museum
Exhibit open through December 2016

“This collection is simply incredible; there’s no other way to put it,” said Bob Campbell, director of the EAA AirVenture Museum. “We’re honored to be the first museum chosen by the CAF to receive this priceless collection on loan. It tells a unique story of the common soldier and airman during World War II, how this artwork was created, what it meant to these young men mostly between 18 and 25 years old, and the individual tales of these aircraft that returned along with those that didn’t.”

The 345th BG Air Apaches in World War II
Exhibit runs from July - December 2017
A new exhibit about one of the most distinguished bomb groups of World War II, the 345th BG Air Apaches is now on display in the EAA AirVenture Museum’s Telling Gallery. The 345th helped develop the technique of low-level bombing and strafing in the Pacific Theater. Its heavily-armed B-25 Mitchells blazed a trail from Australia north to the Japanese home islands. Because each aircraft carried a rear-facing aerial camera, their exploits produced some of the most dramatic photographs of the air war. The exhibit uses many of the images to illustrate the devastating blows the Air Apaches inflicted on the Japanese bases, dropping demolition and fragmentation bombs backed by a torrent of .50 caliber machine gun fire.

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