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Liberty Aviation Museum recruiting volunteers

Liberty Aviation Museum Director Jeff Sondles addressing a tour group from the Catawba Island Club on Saturday. 

The Liberty Aviation Museum, adjacent to the Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, opened in July of 2012. A year and a half later, the museum is already undergoing a major expansion.

The hangar being constructed behind the existing buildings will house the Ford Tri-Motor restoration project and visiting historical aircraft, and will be the winter exhibit area for the Museum’s fully restored PT boat. This will allow more space in the existing part of the Museum for new exhibits and various events. Two historical organizations have recently contacted the Museum about being the permanent home for their collections.  

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Liberty Aviation Museum Veterans Day events

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. 

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The Ninety-Nines expand the world by getting women into flight

On Sunday afternoon the Ninety-Nines made their annual trip to Port Clinton for their monthly All Ohio Chapter meeting. Edna Hansen of Port Clinton, Peg Ballou of Bucyrus, Kay Johnson of Grove City, Kathy Samuelson of Columbus, Sue Lemaitre of Fremont, Roberta Jones of Columbus and Middle Bass Island, Margaret Hazlett of Mansfield and Chris Creamer of Ashland were all in attendance at the September meeting at Liberty Aviation Museum. A few of the women from the Columbus area “plane-pooled” to attend.

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