Happy birthday, Col. Bushong!

The 390th Memorial Museum has a living legend at our museum, in person, every week. Colonel Richard Bushong was a pilot in the Army Air Forces during #WWII with the 390th Bombardment Group. He completed 28 missions with the 390th and went on to serve for 30 years in the Air Force. Col. Bushong was one of the founding members of the 390th Memorial Museum and has been a docent at the museum for the last 30 years.

He has fans that come from near and far to see him and hear his stories. The story about his 28th mission is one of his favorites to tell and is also a fan favorite.

On March 25th we are pulling out all the stops for our hero, including a special appearance by the Manhattan Dolls. We will celebrate his 98th birthday, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the 390th Memorial Museum (on the grounds of the Pima Air and Space Museum).  Admission to the 390th Memorial Museum is free with paid admission to the Pima Air and Space Museum.

Members who can’t make it in person will be able to view the live event virtually; details will be coming to them soon.

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