Marine Aviation Centennial Celebration

The Marines will be landing at the Aviation Museum of NH starting on July 13, 14 and 15 to celebrate the Centennial of Marine Aviation.  The Museum will play host  to the Marine Corps League which has agreed to take the lead and be the major planner of the events starting with that weekend.


The Planning group is looking for assistance from  Marines who are NH residents  for their support by their presence and for artifacts and memorabilia to be exhibited on temporary loan for a period of about two months from that date.


We are specifically looking for help in the display and presentation of the Harrier, Osprey and certain types of Helicopters.  The theme will be by era’s e.g.  WWI, WWII, Korea, Cold War, Vietnam, Cold Was into the current Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  If any of you know of Marines that are not members of NH Marine Corps. League  that would interested in helping please spread the word.


Tentative plans are to have display tables in the museum with individuals explaining the features of the specific aircrafts they were involved in primarily on Saturday the 14th with certain non staffed static displays DVD’s & VCR’s on Sundays the 15th.


The Centennial Celebration will also extend into Saturday August 11th when the family of Colonel Louis L. Frank has arranged to have a vintage F4U Corsair flown on to the airport to be on staticdisplay at the Museum in his memory.


Lot of happenings in July and August to honor the Marines in Aviation through the years and if any can offer assistance of some kind especially for the starting on the  July dates.  So if you can volunteer some help in some way please contact:  Frank Diekmann, Chair via e-mail at, of at 82 Newfane St., Bedford, NH., 03110, Phone 603-472-4988. Semper Fi.

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