Remembering Pearl Harbor: Idahoan’s stories from December 7, 1941

American sailors at Ford Island reacting to the explosion of the USS Shaw during the second wave of attacks.

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: December 30, 2019

It’s a day that generations would never forget, an event that shook America to its core and then into action: December 7, 1941. A date which has lived in infamy since Japanese forces surprise-attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on a quiet Sunday morning.

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The USO: a GI’s “home away from home”

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: September 16, 2019

The USO is an American non-profit organization founded in WWII as a GI’s “home away from home” and has supported America’s military for over seven decades.

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Republic F-84G Thunderjet: Acing the straight-wing fighter-bomber

The Warhawk Air Museum's new F-84G Thunderjet at the Nampa airport

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: July 26, 2019

Learn more about the Warhawk Air Museum’s newest aviation addition: the Republic F-84G Thunderjet – a part of America’s first generation of jet fighters.

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Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

D-Day invasions paths from England to France

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: June 6, 2019

D-Day is regarded as one of the greatest military achievements ever–an enormous campaign that changed the tide of the war. Without the sacrifice of the 10,000 allied casualties 75 years ago, the Soviet Union would most likely have fallen, and the war would have concluded very differently. For that, the free world owes an enormous debt of gratitude to these men.

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A real life superhero: the story of Soapy Walborn

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: April 26, 2019

Vietnam veteran “Soapy” Walborn’s story is one of dedication, duty, courage and an unhesitating willingness to risk his own safety for others. Discover the aerial feats and courage that make him a real-life superhero.

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Flygirls: Kay Chaffey and the first women in the Air Force to take flight

Fifinella patch on leather aviation jacket

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: March 8, 2019

While women weren’t technically part of the Air Force until 1947, discover how Kay Gott Chaffey and the WASPs were truly the first women in the Air Force to take flight.

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