Press

Press Releases:

2/17/17:  Nominations Sought for 2017 Irene Ferguson Marine Wife of the Year

6/23/16:  Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Announces Winners of the "Honor, Courage, Commitment" Essay Contest

6/20/16:  Lauren Huff named the 2016 Irene Ferguson Marine Wife of the Year by Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation

3/22/16:  Honorable Pete Wilson, former governor of California, to Speak at Flying Leathernecks Gala on May 14 in San Diego

7/29/15:  Kimberly Reed Named 2015 Marine Wife of the Year at Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Annual Gala

5/27/15:  World War II Pilot Honors Marine Wives with Annual Award

4/24/15:  35th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps to Speak at Flying Leathernecks Gala on May 30 in San Diego  

Press Resources:

Fact Sheet: About the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation

Fact Sheet: About the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Press Mentions:

2016 Irene Ferguson Marine Wife of the Year Nominees Sought

Aviation Photography Digest features Flying Leatherneck Museum

Kimberly Reed feted in Homeland Magazine as 2015 Marine Wife of the Year

Marine Wife Recognition Award 2015 Recipient: Kimberly Reed

At the Museum, a Vietnam veteran remembers the evacuation of Saigon 40 years ago and the role of Lady Ace 09 (U-T TV April 28, 2015)

Vietnam Veteran remembers the end of the Vietnam War and the role of Lady Ace 09 (CBS 8, April 29, 2015)

Vietnam Veteran and Museum volunteer shares his memories of Operation Frequent Wind and the role Lady Ace 09 played in evacuating Saigon (KUSI, April 30, 2015)

Korean War Pilot’s Family Finds closure at Museum (March 9, 2014)

Inside the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (August 31, 2012)

City of San Diego, Arts and Culture Commission Video featuring Museum (2014)

CH-46 Sea Knight (Lady Ace 09)

Lady Ace
This is the famed "Lady Ace 09" that flew Ambassador Graham Martin and the U.S. flag off the roof of the U.S. embassy in Saigon on April 30, 1975 thus officially ending U.S. involvement in Vietnam War. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

A-4 Skyhawk

A4C-Skyhawk
The A-4 was widely used by US Marine Corps pilots flying Close Air Support (CAS) missions, supporting Marine Corps and Army units in Vietnam. It was also flown by US Navy pilots until replaced by the A-7 (Corsair II). (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

A-6 Intruder

A6 Intruder

The A-6 is an attack bomber used during the Vietnam War and immortalized in the book and movie "Flight of the Intruder". It was flown from carriers, and noted for its ability to fly long-range missions. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

FM-2 Wildcat from World War II

FM-2-Wildcat
The Wildcat had an exceptional record against the Japanese Zero and other aircraft. This plane is painted with the markings of Lt. Joe Foss, one of our top Aces with 26 victories. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber

SBD-8
The SBD was used in the Pacific during World War II. This SBD was recovered from the bottom of Lake Michigan and is currently being restored in the Museum’s restoration shop. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey)
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Outdoor Display Area

Outdoor Displays
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum typically has more than 25 aircraft on display in its outdoor exhibit area. Aircraft on display are from WWII to present day. Download Hi-Res Image

Helicopter Display Area

Helicopter Display
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum typically has more than 25 aircraft on display in its outdoor exhibit area. Aircraft on display are from WWII to present day. Download Hi-Res Image

USMC Aviation Trophies

Aviation Trophy
One of several display cases containing individual and unit awards, recognizing the most outstanding units and individuals in the US Marine Corps for the current year. Awardees are selected and recognized by the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA). The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is the official home of these impressive trophies. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

Display of Escape, Evasion and Survival Items

POW and Escape Display

Display of military escape, evasion, and survival items used by pilots who were shot down. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

Open Cockpit Days

Open-Cockpit
On several weekends during the summer the Museum opens up the cockpits of selected aircraft so visitors can experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s viewpoint. Download Hi-Res Image