National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

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5K race starting and finishing at the museum; proceeds support the museum’s mission

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  • $17 for race entry for one and a T-shirt (up to $30 value)
  • $30 for race entry for two and a two T-shirts (up to $60 value)

The Flying Fortress 5K takes place on Saturday, November 22. at 8:30 a.m. Packet pick-up takes place on Friday, November 21, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at Feet Fleet Sports or on the day of the race, beginning at 7:30 a.m., at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

Post-race, participants and their families can take part in the family fun day.

This 5K run supports the museum’s exhibits and programs, including the restoration process for “The City of Savannah”—a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress jet— and the CHARACTER COUNTS! school program, which teaches kids the importance of displaying courage, character, and patriotism in their everyday lives. Those who cannot participate in the race can make a donation here.

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

To tell the heroic tale of the Mighty Eighth Air Force requires more than a simple history book or channel can handle. At the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, displays of tangible, lovingly preserved relics preserve the harrowing and inspiring stories of the Eighth Air Force's greatest achievements, paying respect to those who risked, and often lost, their lives. The exhibits narrate how the Mighty Eighth earned its nickname as the all-time largest air armada for its role in World War II, and a combat gallery of scale models and authentic flying machines, including a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that's now being painstakingly restored, allows visitors to nab up-close views of the planes that made it all happen. Other exhibits detail how the men and women of the Eighth helped repel the Nazi menace, while the memorial gardens and Chapel of the Fallen Eagles salute all of those in the armed forces from WWII through today.

Customer Reviews

A fantastic museum with plenty of artifacts that tell the story of the 8th Air Force.
John C. · November 21, 2014
Lovely venue, so much eye-opening information. Truly a must see if you're in the area!
Marie A. · December 12, 2016
Great snapshot of a POW camp; well versed docents. Beautifully exe
Polexeni H. · December 10, 2016

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