Saving Military History One Soldier At A Time
Army Air Corps Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of all who served, nothing more or less.
For Immediate Release: October 9, 2020
Open Letter to All Veterans, Friends, Families, Citizens.
What would you say or think when two Non-Profits, the Army Air Corps Museum and the Sons of Liberty Museums facebook pages have been completely deleted? The personal accounts of the two admins who happen to be the organizations' executive directors also found the chopping block. There was no warning, no 'facebook jail' or suspension. None of our posts were fact checked only history in stories and photos enjoyed by our followers. This happened sometime Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.
Our slogans and mantra is "Saving Military History One Soldier at a Time" as we provide historical accounts of the men and women of all branches of service from the Revolutionary War to present day. We honor the service those 'Sons of Liberty' who have sworn an oath to defend the constitution and defend it against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
So what problem does facebook have with these two very patriotic and non-political organizations? What problem do they have with our veterans and their service?
These groups have been on facebook for over 10 years with no problems but in a blink of an eye they are gone as if they never existed; no reason given.
For years these Museums have had programs and exhibits at various civic events in North Texas including the symphony, veteran gala events, veteran organizational meetings and air shows. They provide programs for many schools teaching history to children about their ancestors. They have also exhibited at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
With COVID these Museums have not been able to be in the public sphere and have lost one of their revenue streams.
On facebook they had thousands of followers in a very active feed. Many people viewed our monthly newsletter in that feed. A second revenue stream has disappeared. Additionally, many artifact donations occurred as a result of a first contact via facebook.
These Museums become the custodians of your family heritage and tell the history of Citizen Soldiers. We believe this is a very righteous mission; what say you?
So what made facebook spit on the Sons of Liberty Museum and the Army Air Corps Library and Museum? ....
Sound off America ..... Sound off patriots .....
We continue to send out our monthly e-newsletter and build upon our half-million web pages but we have lost touch with thousands of facebook followers if they are not on our newsletter list.
We need your support and you can do this in many ways.
1. Please forward this notice to all of your friends.
2. Please signup for our newsletter and get others to do so enabling us to maintain contact.
3. Please make a monetary donation.
We thank you for your support.
Robert Coalter, Jason Weigler.
Here are a few of those stories
The Army Air Corps Library and Museum is dedicated to the men and women of the Army Air Forces - Army Air Corps of 1907-1947 and The U.S. Air Force of 1947 to Present.
Their dedication and devotion to country is a rich history worth preserving. Their service and sacrifices shall never be forgotten.
Welcome to the newest edition of the Army Air Corps Museum website, where we bring this history to you. View our collection, visit the honor roll, the names of men and women who have served. Research Missing in Action (MIAs). See partner projects with veterans organizations, events, equipment, uniforms, gear and much more. We are always looking for donations of artifacts as well as volunteers to help us with getting records into digital formats so that they can be displayed for the public.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your support of monetary donations are tax deductible.
The Army Air Service and the Army Air Corps captured the imagination of many a young man in the 20's and 30's with stunt flying and a wide variety of aircraft. It began the golden age of flight; dangerous probably, glamorous certainly. The love affair of men and their planes continued and the flying bug even hit women. As World War II began, many improvements that enabled aircraft to fly faster, farther and higher were built into the specifications of aircraft. The physics of human flight in a 'flying machine' were well established and understood, it was a matter of building better performing aircraft as well as ones suited to particular tasks.
Aircraft design was influenced by evolving needs, purposes and war strategies. Aircraft went through many changes from World War I through the interwar years and into World War II. For example, early aircraft was used simply as observation and artillery spotting. This gave way to the fighter plane as a defensive as well as an offensive weapon and initially against other fighters. Early in WWI it was almost as if there were two wars going on, one in the sky and one on the ground, never crossing paths. Then a whole new strategy emerged, Bombardment. This merged the sky and ground into one complete multi-dimensional battlefield. The battle lines were also altered as aircraft and strategy enabled aircraft to bomb behind the traditional front lines and hit supplies, communications and other targets.
All of these new tactics emerged in World War I and began to mature in thought and practice in the 30s. However they continued to evolve and these theories were truly tested in the 40s in World War II.
One of a number of men who played a role in the development of tactics, policy and the use of strategic bombardment prior to World War II was Kenneth N. Walker. From his time as a junior officer to Brigadier General, he was one of the pioneers of the Army Air Forces. BG Walker perished while on a bombing mission to Rabaul, January 5, 1943 making him the highest ranking officer lost in combat during WWII. Their aircraft was last seen trailing smoke, but no eyewitness viewed where it may have landed or crashed. Walker and the 10 other crew members have never been found. Read General Walker's story.
The evolution of flight continued with the advent of jet aircraft. Finally, the sound barrier was broken ushering in a new era of flight. The space program and the ability to fly higher brought new challenges. Speed, altitude and aerial refueling became the norms but stealth would be the next technological leap in aviation.
Flight technology and tactics continue to evolve and the Army Air Corps Library and Museum salutes all the persons who served in the Air Corps, Army Air Forces and the early USAF; the pioneers to the current group of airmen and women.
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