Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum Proudly Displays Aircraft that Won the Battle of Midway
By Mitchell Bronson, Public Relations Officer, Valiant Air Command // December 19, 2019
there are few survivors of the type of airplane that won that crucial 1942 World War II victory
WATCH: Midway is a 2019 American war film based on the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Battle of Midway during World War II. Directed by Roland Emmerich, who produced the film with Harald Kloser, and written by Wes Tooke, the film features an ensemble cast, including Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Tadanobu Asano and Woody Harrelson.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The recent success of the movie “Midway” reminds us that there are a few survivors of the type of airplane that won that crucial 1942 victory.
The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, located at 6600 Tico Road at Space Coast Regional Airport, is proud to display three of the aircraft types that flew in that critical battle.
Our F4F/FM Grumman Wildcat represents our Navy’s first line fighter during the first two years of the war.
This sturdy fighter, facing the superb Japanese Zero, won everlasting fame in air warfare at Midway, Coral Sea and Guadalcanal.
The Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger torpedo bomber received its baptism of fire at Midway.
Sent unescorted against the powerful Japanese fleet, its aircrews suffered terrible casualties. In later actions, it contributed greatly to the destruction of the Japanese Navy and its bases throughout the Pacific.
The Douglas SBD Dauntless is our latest acquisition. Entering service at the beginning of World War II, this dive bomber is revered for sinking four Japanese aircraft carriers at Midway.
Founded in 1977 by a group aviation enthusiasts, veterans, and pilots, The Valiant Air Command, Inc. has grown over the past 43 years from a handful of aircraft to a continually expanding collection of over 50 historic warbirds from the beginnings of aviation to the present day.
The Valiant Air Command, Inc. is an educational organization dedicated to the preservation of, education about and commemoration of Warbirds from all eras and the men and women who flew, maintained and fought in them.
Located at Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville Florida, minutes from the heart of the American Space Program the Warbird Air Museum is sure to astonish both young and old visitors with our world-class aircraft restorations and exceptional collection of military aircraft some of which you can only find at our facility.
Space Coast Regional Airport is in Titusville, Florida on Columbia Boulevard and Washington Avenue in Brevard County. Formerly known as Ti-Co Airport, it is the nearest commercial airport to the Kennedy Space Center.
We look forward to sharing our nation’s military aviation history with you.
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