|THE JOE McCONNELL STORY|
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2012
On Veterans Day, the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, as part of its Second Saturday@Museum program, will present a tribute to America’s top Korean War Ace, Air Force Captain Joseph McConnell, heroic native of Dover, New Hampshire.
To this day, Captain McConnell remains the top American air ace: a triple-ace having recorded 16 shoot-downs of Soviet MiG-15s in the Korean War. McConnell was also the first jet-on-jet fighter ace and ranks among the top ten aces in world aviation history. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Silver Star for his combat heroism.
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is planning to recognize Captain McConnell's unique and gallant service with a celebration and exhibit of memorabilia of the Nation’s only triple ace.
His feats and exploits were documented in a popular film (left) starring Alan Ladd and June Allyson.
This presentation will begin at 11am in the Vincent DeVino classroom. It is open to the public and attendance is included in the regular price of admission. Seating is limited. The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is located at 27 Navigator Road (formerly 13 E. Perimeter Rd) in Londonderry NH. 603-669-4820.
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The Lincoln Financial Foundation has approved and contributed a $5,000 grant for the Aviation Museum of NH. The contribution is targeted for the museum’s Virtual Skies Program, which will start in September of 2012. The program will teach aviation related topics at our museum and will be a fully accredited class for Manchester High School juniors and seniors.Read more...