| Larry Z. Martin|
Sirs, I am trying to find a C1A with the nose no. 038 that serviced the carrier U.S.S. Hancock (CVA-19), from 24 October 1965 to 1 Augest, 1966. What I am trying to get also is the tail number of said plane,in order to find the flight plan so I can prove to the VA that this plane landed it Da Nang Vietnam and I can get benefits for agent orange exposure. If you can help I would be very greatful. Thank you.
09/11/2011 @ 14:19 [ref: 24218]
| Jeff Holland|
San Diego, California
I\'m sorry to hear that NASWG has closed. My Dad was a reservist there in the 50\'s and 60\'s. I have fond memories of the aircraft collection that lined the fence near the front gate. My brother and I used to climb all over them.
Here\'s a link to the story of the ME-262 - http://www.stormbirds.com/project/history/history.htm
I was glad to see someone else remembered the Jap floatplane that used to be there, couldn\'t remember what model it was. I\'m glad NMNA grabbed it, hope to see it restored soon.
06/18/2011 @ 08:13 [ref: 17860]
| Randy Sanders|
St. Pete., Florida
I Was A Sergant Of Marines And Was Stationed @ Willow Grove. Being A Part Of AIMD, We Were First To " Restore " That Old Me 109. Our Old AIMD Unit Took The Pic & Patted Ea. Other On The Back... I Was In G. S. E. At The Time... I Think In 1979 - '80. Semp Fi ! Sgt. Sanders
( " Sandy " ).
12/20/2007 @ 21:26 [ref: 6609]
| Gregg and Nancy Heilman|
We just visited DVHAA at Willow Grove. Their ME 262 Trainer is there in all its glory. It was flown and is completely restored.
The folks who volunteer and show you around are a wonderful and devoted group of Americans. We've been back a second time and it will not be our last.
Thank God we still have Americans who love our country and continue to serve it even in retirement.
My father was at Hickam on 12/07/1941, he served 8 1/2 years in the Army Air Corps having joined in 1937, he is gone now. We took Mom along and she was truly blessed by the volunteers and the exhibits.
11/21/2007 @ 17:39 [ref: 6519]
I've lived near NAS Willow Grove most of my life and have watched the collection turn into an actual museum with great pride. The newly restored ME-262B-1a is of course the crown jewel, though I have a fond place in my heart for the Cutlas and Seadart (planes you won't see most other places). Also don't miss the "Last of the Red Hot Scooters" fuel tank art on the A-4M. True some old classics have been sent to other museums (the San Diego P-40 was originally here, and the AR-196 and N1Ki are now with NASM). The volunteer staff is wonderful (and it's still free!) Check out the site at http://www.dvhaa.org
05/31/2005 @ 17:43 [ref: 4109]
| Russ Cataldo II|
Was at the VMA-131 reunion last weekend and stopped to see the museum. Looks like Gary and his crew spent alot of time. Looks great. Keep up the great work.
09/22/2004 @ 12:32 [ref: 3423]
| TIMOTHY D WERT|
THE MUSEUM WAS SOMETHING TO SEE; ALTHOUGHT ALL THE AIRCRAFT WORTH WHILE (THE F-18 AND F-14) WERE BEHIND A CHIAN LINKED FENCE ON THE BASE AND UNACCESSABLE. GOOD MUSEUM; ALSO GOOD THAT IT WAS FREE BECAUSE IT WAS NOT WORTH PAYING TO SEE.
07/02/2004 @ 05:27 [ref: 3246]
| Paul Zettek|
Durham, North Carolina
I lived in the willow grove area in 1988-1991. The planes have changed, apparently the Navy has taken some planes and moved them to bigger museums. However, they have been able to hang on to a fiew really rare planes, and now have a nice building to house a couple of them. The two seater Me-262 is amazing. It's not the biggest museum in the world, but if you are an enthusiast, you would be a fool to pass it up.
05/09/2004 @ 08:31 [ref: 3145]
Although I live in Texas now, I was born and raised just 3 miles North of Willow Grove where the museum resides. It has been memorable watching the displays change over the years... some "old friends" have long since left: at one time they even had a Japanese N1K1 (very rare) and N1K2. It is not very big, but worth a look if you are near the area - especially if you time your visit with one of the airshows held at the base.
08/24/2002 @ 23:32 [ref: 2418]
| John Hopkins|
Vero Beach, Florida
My wife and i were recently given a tour of this fine display of restored aircraft. John Kaeser and his fellow members of the DVHA are to be commended for the excellent work which they are doing.
06/24/2000 @ 09:11 [ref: 211]