Retired fighters and bombers from two generations are going on display in an air force museum in Deyton, Ohio today (Friday) after an opening ceremony by President Nixon.
TGV B29 Super-fortress aircraft (2 shots)
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Background: Retired fighters and bombers from two generations are going on display in an air force museum in Deyton, Ohio today (Friday) after an opening ceremony by President Nixon.
This film by the National Broadcasting Company shows some of the aircraft and the problems involved in the transport of giant bombers across the highways of America. But now that the task has been accomplished, air fans will be able to see on one spot all the aircraft that made aviation history.
SYNOPSIS: Big bombers out of the recent past have joined other military aircraft since the age of flight began at the new American airforce base near Deyton, Ohio. It was to be formally dedicated by President Nixon.
One of the biggest problems in displaying the giants of World War 2 and Korea was transporting them to the site of the museum. It has taken a month to bring them from the storage base 7 miles away. As the aircraft made their way across the highways, signs had to be removed, wires overhead were raised, trees trimmed and room made all along the way. But it was worth it. All sorts of aircraft will be shown, enabling people to see the aircraft that made aviation history.