The cook at Tin Goose Diner serving breakfast Navy style.
Liberty Aviation Museum at 3515 E. State Road, Port Clinton, will be honoring veterans on Monday, Nov. 11, offering free admission to the Museum to all veterans, showing movies throughout the day and offering the “GI Special”-also known as SOS or Chipped Beef on Texas Toast- served on genuine mess trays, over at the Tin Goose Diner.
Georgie’s Gal traveling to Dayton
On Nov. 7th or 8th (depending on weather) , the Museum’s beautifully restored B-25 Georgie’s Gal will be flying to the National Air Force Museum in Dayton for a special celebration. The last four remaining of the 80 Dolittle Raiders who took part in the daring mission to bomb Japan in World War II will be toasting their final gathering. Georgie’s Gal, along with three other restored B-25s, will be doing a flyover as part of the celebration.
The Dolittle Raiders have a tradition of drinking a toast to the memory of a Raider who died since their last reunion with special silver goblets given to them by the city of Tucson, AZ. There are 80 goblets with each man’s name engraved twice. One is right side up and the other is upside down. When that person dies, the goblet is turned upside down and placed in a special display box. The goblets are on display at the National Air Force Museum in Dayton. Next week the four surviving Raiders will be opening the special bottle of 1896 Hennessy Cognac (Doolittle was born in 1896) for a final toast.
Second hangar being constructed
Rendering of the new hangar at Liberty Aviation Museum
Back at the Liberty Aviation Museum, every day is Veterans Day. The exhibits, aircraft, jeeps, motorcycles, tanks and videos, as well as the gift shop and the 1950’s themed Tin Goose Diner, honor veterans of all branches of the service. The website, www.libertyaviation.org, offers an interesting selection of stories from veterans who have reconnected with their military service during visits to the museum.
In order to accommodate the latest and future acquisitions of military aircraft and vehicles, soon construction will begin for a second hangar for the Museum.