Veterans Day 2020
November 11, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Commemorate Veterans Day by meeting and hearing stories from more than 50 veterans and subject matter experts. These experts will be stationed in the galleries near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise.
Building 1 (WWII Gallery)
B-25B - Lt Col (Ret) Jack Hampshire, Former Pilot
B-17 - Joseph Ventolo, Former Museum Curator
C-47D - Maj (Ret) Jack Kunz, Former Pilot
Ju 88D - Lt Col (Ret) Chuck Schmitz, Author
B-29 - Former Sgt Steven Smith, Former Nuclear Weapons Specialist
B-52D - Maj (Ret) Wil Davis, Former Navigator/Electronic Countermeasures Officer
B-52D - Col (Ret) Andrew Gilmore, Former Electronics Warfare Officer
B-26K - SSgt (Ret) Bill Broomhall, Former Aircraft Maintenance
RF 101C - Lt Col (Ret) Joe Muchnij, Former Aircraft Maintenance Quality Control Officer
OV-10 - Col (Ret) Denny Crouch, Former Pilot
UH-1P - Col (Ret)Tom Gardner, Former Pilot
HH-3E - MSgt (Ret) Charles Rouhier, Former Flight Engineer/Crew Chief
CH-3 - Former SSgt Steve Wing, Former Crew Chief
CH-3 - CMSGT (Ret) Arthur Martinelli, Former Crew Chief
C-123K - TSgt (Ret) Ed Kienle, Former Mechanic
F-105D - Col (Ret) Larry Boggeman, Former Pilot
EC-121D - SMSgt (Ret) Sam Jiles, Former Communications Electronics Equipment Repairman
F-4C - Col (Ret) Ron Hunt, Former Pilot
A-7D - Col (Ret) Jack Wilson, Former Pilot
F-105G - Col (Ret) Jim Verstreate, Former Pilot
F-22A - Lt Col (Ret) Glen Owen, Former Intelligence Officer
KC-97L - Lt Col (Ret) Kenneth Normand, Former Pilot
B-58A - Col (Ret) Chuck Jones, Former Navigator
B-58A - SSgt (Ret) Dickie Bishop, Former Crew Chief
F-89J - Former Capt Dick Gardner, Former Pilot/Navigator
B-2 - Col (Ret) Gavin Ketchen, Former Pilot
F-16 - Col (Ret) Robert "Bob" Pinizzotto, Former Squadron Maintenance Officer
B-1B - Mr. Don Chislaghi, Former Engineer
CV-22 - Lt Col (OhANG Ret) Bob Recchiuti, Former Avionics Engineer
A-10 - Col (Ret) Frank Alfter, Former Maintenance & Munitions Officer
AC-130A - Col (Ret) Carl Periolo, Former Navigator
F-111 - Lt Col (Ret) Michael Uecker, Former Combat Crew Training Sqdrn Instructor Radar Navigator
F-15A - SSgt(Ret)Randy Dodge, Former Crew Chief
MiG-29A - Lt Col (Ret) Rob Young, Former Intelligence Officer
F-106A - SMSgt (Ret) Joe Matis, Former Crew Chief
F101-B - CMSgt (Ret) Arthur "Pete" Petrini, Former Crew Chief
SR-71A - Former Capt John Schell, Former Engineer
SR-71A - Former A1C Don Gray, Former Personal Equipment Specialist
U-2 - Mr. Frank Hayes, Former Engineer
C-133 - Sgt (Ret) Bob Grimm, Former Machinist
Minuteman III - Col (Ret)Larry Skapin, Former Missile Combat Crew Commander/Instructor
Minuteman III - Capt (Ret) Tom Cox, Former Missile Maintenance Crew member
XB-70 - Stephen Frey, Former Control Engineer
C-141C - Col (Ret) Jim Blackman, Former Pilot
VC-54 - Jerry Millhouse, Former Pilot
Boeing VC-137C - SMSgt (Ret) Gerald Mongelli, Former Structural Repairs Technician
C-21A - Col (Ret) Rick Weeks, Former Pilot
Boeing VC-137C - Maj (Ret) David Hill, Former Flight Attendant
November 11 - 14, 2020, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 15, 2020, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Military-themed display made of LEGO® bricks by the Cincy LUG. This display includes replicas of war memorials to include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and replica aircraft to include an F-15 and the B-17 Memphis BelleTM. The display consists of over 1 million bricks and parts. The Memphis Belle alone has well over 3,000 pieces and has a full 10 man crew, it took four months of planning and part hunting and then a month to assemble. This display will be set-up in the WWII Gallery near the Memphis Belle.
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