B-36 PEACEMAKER MUSEUM HISTORY

B-36 PEACEMAKER MUSEUM EVOLVED FROM A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE DEDICATED TO THE RESTORATION OF THE LAST B-36 INTERCONTINENTAL BOMBER "CITY OF FORT WORTH" FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY.  DURING THE AIRCRAFT'S RESTORATION, THE GROUP BEGAN EFFORTS TO RAISE FUNDS AND OBTAIN SUPPORT TO DISPLAY THE MIGHTY BOMBER INSIDE A FACILITY AS REQUIRED BY THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 


ADEQUATE FUNDS AND SUPPORT WERE NOT OBTAINED AND THE AIR FORCE REASSIGNED THE AIRPLANE TO PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM IN TUCSON, ARIZONA.  AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF THE AIRPLANE, THE GROUP DECIDED TO CONTINUE THE B-36 MUSEUM TO TELL THE STORY AND HISTORY OF THE B-36 AND TO MAINTAIN ITS LEGACY FOR THE CITY OF FORT WORTH.  MEACHAM AIRPORT PROVIDED SPACE IN ITS TERMINAL TO DEVELOP A SMALL  MUSEUM  FOR THE B-36 AND  AVIATION HISTORY  IN  NORTH TEXAS.   DISPLAYS WERE SLOW TO DEVELOP AND THE SPACE WAS EVENTUALLY RETURNED TO COMMERCIAL USE.  

 

THE OV-10 BRONCO ASSOCIATION/FORWARD AIR CONTROL MUSEUM HAD BEEN IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CITY OF FORT WORTH FOR USE OF AN OLD SCHOOL BUILDING AND ITS PROPERTY ON THE FAR SOUTH END OF MEACHAM AIRPORT.  B-36 PEACEMAKER MUSEUM AND OV-10 BRONCO ASSOCIATION HAD ESTABLISHED CLOSE TIES WHEN THE GROUPS RESTORED AN ORIGINAL OV-10  "BRONCO" MOCKUP. 


BASED ON THIS, B-36 PEACEMAKER MUSEUM WAS PROVIDED SPACE IN THE OV-10 FACILITY TO CONTINUE ITS MISSION OF TELLING THE HISTORY OF THE B-36, ITS DESIGNERS, BUILDERS AND AIR FORCE PERSONNEL WHO OPERATED IT, PLUS THE PLANT THAT BUILT THE B-36 AND OTHER PRODUCTS.

 

SPECIAL EXHIBIT ITEMS SUCH AS A RARE 1923 DIRIGIBLE ENGINE, WHEELS AND PROPELLERS FROM AN EARLY B-36, A 1950’S ERA PRESSURE FLIGHT SUIT AND A FLIGHT CONTROL COMPUTER FROM A B-58 HUSTLER SUPERSONIC BOMBER ARE DISPLAYED.


B-36 PEACEMAKER MUSEUM IS THE CARETAKER OF THE "STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND MONUMENT" LOCATED AT NAVAL AIR STATION FORT WORTH. 


 

FUTURE PLANS ARE TO FEATURE VARIOUS OTHER AIRCRAFT THAT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED IN NORTH TEXAS. 


B-36 PEACEMAKER MUSEUM SPONSORS A FREE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES FEATURING SPEAKERS FROM DIVERSE AVIATION SPECIALTIES.  THE LECTURES ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC AND ARE HELD ON THE THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:00 PM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER WHICH IS LOCATED ON CAMP BOWIE AND MONTGOMERY STREETS IN FORT WORTH. SEE THE LECTURE PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE FOR CURRENT PROGRAMS.

HISTORY OF THE B-36 BOMBER & 7th BOMB WING

MUSEUM EMBLEM

THIS IS THE B-36 PEACEMAKER MUSEUM EMBLEM

SAC SHIELD

THIS IS THE 

STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND

SHIELD

7th BOMB WING

7th BOMB WING AT CARSWELL A F B 

DVD - B-36 BOMBER HISTORY

THIS DVD  CONTAINS THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE LAST B-36 BUILT IN 

FORT WORTH, TEXAS


THIS IS A PHOTO OF THE LAST B-36 BUILT 

ON DIPLAY AT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM  TUCSON AIRZONA

IT WAS COMPLETELY RESTORED IN

FORT WORTH, TEXAS

DVD - 7th BOMB WING AT CARSWELL AFB 1948-1958

THIS DVD WILL CONTAIN THE ENTIRE WEBSITE OF THE FORMER 7th BOMB WING B-36 ASSOCIATION.

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