Silent Wings Museum
6202 North Interstate 27 # 2, Lubbock, TX, USA
www.silentwingsmuseum.com - (806) 775-2047
Silent Wings Museum Lubbock Reviews
Silent Wings Museum Jul 02, 2008
The Silent Wings Museum commemorates a special World War II weapons system utilizing gliders, glider pilots, glider troops and their equipment and troop carrier units.
During a very difficult time in American history, this unique technology’s primary mission – Landing behind enemy lines – was little known but a valuable and important part of the invasion tools available to the Allies. The Armistice in 1945 obviated the immediate use of gliders, but the airborne envelopment doctrine has only grown in importance. Helicopters and other airborne delivery technology supplanted the gliders. The one-way trip of the glider pilots became history and the Silent Wings Museum is their legacy.
Lubbock once held a training camp for these glider pilots that are probably best known for the Invasion of Normandy, France June 6, 1942 that gave the allied troops a foothold in Europe that helped win World War II.
The very museum itself was Lubbock’s Airport for many years until we finally got a modern airport built. I even remember as a young boy flying out of this airport.
It is next to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport off of Interstate 27 (I27) going towards Amarillo, TX (north).
Prices are as follows:
General Admission $5.00
Senior Citizens(60+) $3.00
Children 7 - 17 $2.00
Students (with college ID) $2.00
Children 6 and under FREE
Museum Members FREE
Active Duty Military (in uniform) FREE
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