History

Preserving and respecting our heritage is at the heart of what we do. The following is a collection of articles about historical events and aircraft.

SR-71 Blackbird

Pure Speed!

The world's fastest piloted aircraft first flew on 22 December 1964, at a speed of 2,193 mph, the SR-71 still holds the record as the world's fastest stealth aircraft. Check out the videos below!

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Remember

Dec 6, 2020

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2020

SOURCE: U.S. Library of Congress

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.

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Credited to: Patrick Nieuwkamp

Our F-15 is an Oregon National Guard Veteran

Jan 8, 2011

Evergreen Museum

When the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum’s McDonnell-Douglas (Boeing) F-15A Eagle was dedicated it joined a growing collection of aircraft types that share the distinct honor of having served with the Oregon Air National Guard. 

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KILLER CAT

Evergreen Museum

It is a well known axiom that war is endless periods of boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror.  Nowhere else is it more true than for those aircrews who fly long-range patrol aircraft.  ...

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AIR RAID: AMERICA

Sep 10, 2011

Evergreen Museum

By Stewart Bailey While it is well known that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and occupied the islands of Kiska and Attu in the Aleutians Islands of Alaska, few people know that Japan made ...

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