Silent Wings Museum

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Address(1)119 Silent Wings Blvd


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 , Texas

This museum has moved and is no longer at Terrell. It should be relocated by now.
06/08/2007 @ 12:25 [ref: 5959]
 Dan Vanarsdall
 , Texas

Very historically significant museum. They also have a D-Day veteran glider [one of only 3 left in the world], and it was on this location where most of the glider pilots were trained during WWII. Don't miss it.
05/25/2005 @ 18:09 [ref: 4084]
 George Theis
 Arlington, TX, Texas

The Silent Wings museum in Terrell, TX has been closed over two years. All museum displays and artifacts plus the CG-4A glider has been moved to the new Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock, TX and resides in the old Lubbock Airport terminal building that has been renovated to house the museum.
04/13/2005 @ 00:21 [ref: 3979]
 jerry gardner
 Tyler, Texas

This museum is gone. moved to west texas
11/17/2004 @ 09:59 [ref: 3580]
 toni bowler
 san diego, California

my father flew a cg4a in france.his name was w.c.simonsen [red ]was his nickname.he was with the 441st tcgroup, 100sqdn. does his name sound familiar to anyone? if so, can you please tell me anything you may know about him from the war?unfortunately, he passed away march 1995.i have very little memorabilia. he built several cg4a model gliders giving one to the museum in terrel tx.please e-mail me with any info. you may have.i would be very grateful.thank you, his daughter, toni
05/06/2004 @ 02:26 [ref: 3134]
 Austin L. Perkins
 Glendale, Arizona

I along with over 700 other visitors attended the opening of this outstanding new museum in fall of 2002. I am one of the few remaining Pilots of the (in)famous CG-4A Waco glider.
07/31/2003 @ 17:33 [ref: 2920]
 Jay Wischkaemper
 Lubbock, Texas

Museum is up and running and is excellently done. Definitely worth a visit. First class all the way. Not too much in the way of actual aircraft, since there was basically only one glider used, but the supporting artifacts and history are impressive. Gives you a whole new perspective on this part of the war. The reason the museum was moved to Lubbock was that this is where many of these pilots were trained.
07/28/2003 @ 21:39 [ref: 2919]
 Mike Letalien
 Lubbock, Texas

New website: Just opened October 19th, so no actual rating to give yet.
10/21/2002 @ 13:39 [ref: 2580]
 , Texas

The artifacts are now in Lubbock and the old 1949 municipal airport terminal is being rennovated and expanded to serve as the museum building. The design work for this new museum building was done by a very well-known architectural firm. All press reports indicate that it will be top-notch. Since it does not open to the public until October 19, 2002, I cannot provide a real rating for the museum.
03/11/2002 @ 23:46 [ref: 1937]
 Roger Cude
 Lubbock, Texas

The new Silent Wings Museum will open on October 19, 2002. The location is the Lubbock International Airport which was originally the South Plains Army Airfield where a large majority of the glider pilots received their advanced training. The new Silent Wings Museum is being designed by HOK of Dallas Texas. The exhibit design is being headed up by Mr. Chip Reay who has vast experience in aviation museums. If you have any questions please feel free to call. Thanks, Roger M. Cude Manager, Silent Wings Museum Route 3 Box 393 Lubbock, Texas 79403-9710 (806) 775-2047
09/19/2001 @ 05:35 [ref: 1458]

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