Print measuring 23"x14" by North Dakota artist Scott Nelson. Nelson, a farmer/rancher and artist captured this WWII moment of military aviation.
Del Skjod and Dick Baron were childhood friends from Mandan, N0rth Dakota who enlisted in the Army Air Corp together during WWII, but then, soon were separated by different military assignments. On May 1944, out of hundreds of bombers and fighters, they happened upon each other in the air over France.
Framed print measuring 23"x18" by North Dakota artist Scott Nelson. Nelson, a farmer/rancher and artist captured this WWII moment of military aviation.
Noble Peterson flew two tours of duty- the first in the "Dakota Kid II," a P51B. While at home on leave after his first tour, this plane was shot down in Poland while flown by another pilot during a "shuttle bombing" escort mission.
Framed print measuring 23"x16.5" by North Dakota artist Scott Nelson. Nelson, a farmer/rancher and artist captured this WWII moment of military aviation.
Lt. Richard Baron started flying escort missions out of England early in May 1944 with the 8th Air Force, 78th fighter group, 84th fighter squadron. The plane he was assigned was a used P-47 Razorback S/N 42-76329. He named it, "Mrs. Blue."
Framed print measuring 23x14 inches by North Dakota artist Scott Nelson. Nelson, a farmer/rancher and artist captured this WWII moment of military aviation.
Major Gale (Bucky) Cleven, CO of the 350th Sqd, 100th Bomb Group, was flying "Our Baby," a Douglas-built B-17 S/N 423233, on a mission to Bremen, Germany - 8 Oct 1943. Flak over the target was intense, causing the Group to break up and leave "Our Baby" unprotected. Enemy fighters attacked out of the sun, causing considerable damage. 20 mm shells hit #2 engine, forcing it to freeze with the prop unfeathered, controls to #3 were shot away, leaving a loss in power and no way to vary that power.
Go furniture shopping with $100 gift card at Furniture Mart and then head to Franks Lounge.
Located just off I-29 interstate, The Fargo Air Museum is an easily accessed, must-stop location. North Dakota’s premiere aviation destination, the Fargo Air Museum is home to aircraft of all eras – from the modern Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance drone with an impressive 130 foot wingspan to the “most accurate recreation of a Wright Brothers’ flyer the Smithsonian Institute has ever seen.”
A “flying” museum, many of the airplanes occasionally take to the sky, a unique feature not found in the vast majority of the nation’s air museums.
More than just a simple place to display its many aircraft, military memorabilia and exhibits, the Fargo Air Museum also houses one of the midwest’s largest aviation libraries.
In addition, the museum hosts educational day-camps, speakers and seminars for flight fans of all ages to enjoy. The museum also is home to an extensive gift shop featuring toys, jewelry, clothing, home decor, books, dvds and much more, ensuring you’ll to find the perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast.
The Fargo Air Museum is a fantastic choice for a unique venue for corporate & private events and has quickly become a local favorite for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions. Located across the street from the Fargodome, the museum is also surrounded with dining opportunities and is conveniently just moments away from the Fargo’s Hector International Airport.
Fargo Air Museum
1609 19th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102