March Field Air Museum

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March Field Air Museum
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March Field Air Museum is located in California
March Field Air Museum
Location within California
Established1979
LocationRiverside County, near Moreno Valley, California
Coordinates33°53′02″N 117°16′00″W / 33.883848°N 117.266682°W / 33.883848; -117.266682
TypeAviation museum
CuratorJeff Houlihan
WebsiteMarch Field Air Museum

The March Field Air Museum is an aviation museum near Moreno Valley and Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base.

History[edit]

The museum was founded in 1979 as March Air Force Base Museum. It moved to a new location at the base's former commissary, where it reopened to the public in 1981. The museum moved again in 1993 to its current location west of the runway along Interstate 215. Originally operated by the Air Force, the museum's operation was transferred to a nonprofit organization in 1996.[1]

Exhibits[edit]

Outside, the museum has constructed Firebase Romeo Charlie, a reproduction of a Vietnam-era forward operating location.[2]

Aircraft on display[edit]

B-29A Superfortress Three Feathers III
SR-71 on display
MiG-19 on display

The museum has over 80 aircraft on display.[3][4]

Indoor Exhibits[edit]

Indoor displays include:

  • A Flight Simulator
  • A section of a Boeing B-47 cockpit which was used in the filming of the movie Strategic Air Command starring Jimmy Stewart.
  • A movie played on a regular recurring schedule
  • A German 30mm cannon and jet engines
  • Missile and bomb cross-sections

Memorials[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our History". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Vietnam Firebase Exhibit". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ Ogden, Bob. Aviation Museums and Collections of North America, Sudbourne, England, 2007. ISBN 978-0851303857.
  4. ^ Parker, Dana T. Building Victory: Aircraft Manufacturing in the Los Angeles Area in World War II, Cypress, CA, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9897906-0-4.
  5. ^ "U-9A Aero Commander". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  6. ^ "AH-1F Cobra". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  7. ^ "P-39Q Airacobra". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  8. ^ "P-59A Airacomet". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  9. ^ "UH-1B Iroquois "Huey"". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Bell UH-1F Iroquois". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Bensen B-8M". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  12. ^ "B-17G Flying Fortress". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  13. ^ "B-29A Superfortress". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  14. ^ "B-47E Stratojet". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  15. ^ "B-52D Stratofortress". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  16. ^ "KC-97L Stratofreighter". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  17. ^ https://www.marchfield.org/aircraft/cargo/kc-135a-stratotanker-boeing/
  18. ^ "A-37 Dragonfly". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  19. ^ "T-37B Tweety Bird". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  20. ^ "O-2/C-337 Super Skymaster". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Airframe Dossier – Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster, s/n 68-11067 USAF, c/n 337M-0343, c/r N475DF". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  22. ^ "O-2B Skymaster". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  23. ^ "[Untitled]". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  24. ^ "F-102A Delta Dagger". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  25. ^ "TA-4J Skyhawk". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  26. ^ "A-26C Invader". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  27. ^ "EA-1E Skyraider". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  28. ^ Douglas 54q – March Field Air Museum
  29. ^ "PT-19B Cornell". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  30. ^ "FO-141 Gnat". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  31. ^ "MQ-1B Predator". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  32. ^ "FB-111A Aardvark". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  33. ^ "YF-14A Tomcat". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  34. ^ "HU-16E Albatross". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  35. ^ "OH-6A Cayusa [sic]". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  36. ^ "D-21 Drone". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  37. ^ "P-38 Lightning". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  38. ^ "SR-71A Blackbird". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  39. ^ "T-33A Shooting Star". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  40. ^ "A-7D Corsair II". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  41. ^ "EB-57B Canberra". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  42. ^ "F-101B Voodoo". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  43. ^ "F-4C Phantom II". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  44. ^ "F-4E Phantom II". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  45. ^ "RF-4C Phantom II". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  46. ^ "F-15 Eagle". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  47. ^ "MiG-15 Fagot". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  48. ^ "MiG-17 Fresco". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  49. ^ "MiG-19 Farmer". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  50. ^ "MiG-21F-13 Fishbed". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  51. ^ "MiG-23 Flogger". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  52. ^ "Airframe Dossier – Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-23BN Flogger-H (NATO), s/n 5744 CEF, c/n 0393215744". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  53. ^ "CQ-10A (UAV) Snow Goose". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  54. ^ "Nieuport 11 [1]". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  55. ^ "Nieuport 11 [2]". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  56. ^ "B-25J Mitchell". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  57. ^ "F-86H Sabre". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  58. ^ "F-86L Sabre". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  59. ^ "F-100C Super Sabre". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  60. ^ "SNJ-4 Texan". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  61. ^ "F-89J Scorpion". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  62. ^ "Northrop T-38A Talon". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  63. ^ "YA-9A". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  64. ^ "H-21 Workhorse". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  65. ^ "F-84C Thunderjet". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  66. ^ "F-84F Thunderstreak". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  67. ^ "F-105B Thunderchief". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  68. ^ "F-105D Thunderchief". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  69. ^ "[Untitled]". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  70. ^ "TG-2 Glider". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  71. ^ "HH-34J Choctaw". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  72. ^ "PT-13D Stearman". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  73. ^ "L-5 Sentinel". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  74. ^ "BT-13 Valiant". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  75. ^ "BT-13A Japanese Aichi D3A "Val"". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  76. ^ "1903 Wright Flyer I". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  77. ^ "The War Dog Memorial". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  78. ^ "The Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial". March Field Air Museum. March Field Air Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  79. ^ "H.R. 330 – Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 30 October 2013.

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Coordinates: 33°53′02″N 117°16′00″W / 33.883848°N 117.266682°W / 33.883848; -117.266682