Three World War II Aircraft Fly to Museum of Flight

. June 25, 2015

SEATTLE – Three World War II-era military training aircraft will fly to the Museum for public display on Saturday, July 11. The North American AT-6 airplanes will be flown to Russia this summer by the BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation, tracing the Alaskan-Siberian military air route from Montana to Russia during World War II. The 6,000-mile route was part of the massive U.S. Lend-Lease program during the War. At 2 p.m. in the Museum, BRAVO 369 leaders will conduct a presentation about the Lend-Lease Program and their upcoming flight.

North American AT-6 Texan operated by the BRAVO 369 Foundation. Photo courtesy BRAVO 369 Foundation.

North American AT-6 Texan operated by the BRAVO 369 Foundation. Photo courtesy BRAVO 369 Foundation.

Alaskan-Siberian Air Route
From 1942 to 1945, nearly 8,000 military aircraft were flown from factories in the United States to Great Falls, Montana, then across Canada and on to Fairbanks, Alaska. They were next handed off to the Soviet pilots who flew them another 3,000 miles across Siberia and on to the fighting front. It was one of the great logistical efforts of the 20th century.

Photos, video and information about BRAVO 369 Foundation and the U.S. Lend-Lease Program: bravo369.net/

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 65 and older, $17 for active military, $12 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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