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Journeys of Discovery: WWII War Birds showcased at San Marcos, Texas Commemorative Air Force Museum

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer at the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing Museum based at the San Marcos Airport.

Wilmer visits with Joe Enzminger, wing leader followed by retired Naval pilot, Clint Epley who serves as executive officer and museum curator.

A sampler of the WWII war birds based at the museum includes a rare P-39Q Bell Airacobra, the B-25J “Yellow Rose” bomber, a C-45, an AT-6 Texan trainer and the legendary “That’s All Brother” the lead aircraft of more than 800 C-47’s that carried members of the 101st Airborne during the June 6, 1944 D-Day Invasion of France.

Come along and join Enzminger and Epley to learn the rest of the story of the Central Texas Commemorative Air Force based in a San Marcos, Texas WWII Army Air Force navigation school aircraft hangar built in 1943.

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  Underwriting support for Journeys of Discovery provided by Nashville's Big Back Yard economic initiative focused on rural communities in the southwest quarter of Tennessee and the Shoals Region of Northern Alabama.

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Credit Randi Hair
Historic entry to Commemorative Air Force Museum at San Marcos, Texas Airport.

 

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Credit Randi Hair
WWII T-6 Texan trainer at Commemorative Air Force of Central Texas, San Marcos Airport.

    

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