Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tom Jones speaks at Museum

Tom Jones visited after his talk with World War II veterans (from left) John Swoboda, Henry Benesch and Henry Koenig.

Tom Jones, retired astronaut and Essex native, took part in the Museum's Speaker Series on January 7.  His topic was the battle of the Coral Sea and the used of air power in the South Pacific. He also shared some insights from his recent visit to the area and talked about the differences between now and the ravages of war 70 years ago.

Tom Jones took a photo of the PBM display at the Queensland Air Museum. Several Martin planes were involved  in the South Pacific theater.

A look at history

Docent Bill Haugen explains the special tiles on the shuttle. A busload of aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the day November 8 at the Smiths...