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Nicholas Knobil of Bowdoinham, Maine, and wonderful-nephew of aviatrix, the late Nancy Harkness Love, presents a presentation about his famed relative at the 2021 “Women, Wine & Wings” held at the Dakota Territory Air Museum. Like was commander of the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) through Environment War II. Image from Joe Cimarelli.

Particular situations to honor veterans, gentlemen, and girls in aviation will be noticed at the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot throughout its 2022 period.

Robin Brekhus, gatherings coordinator, mentioned a distinctive occasion will be held each individual thirty day period commencing in June with an party on the 25th to honor Korean War veterans and to commemorate the U.S. involvement in that war.

“It will be a patriotic party,” mentioned Brekhus, who has been the air museum situations coordinator for various yrs.

She stated neighborhood veterans’ corporations will participate and the music of each individual military branch will be presented for the duration of the software. Ric Gutierrez will emcee.

Simply because numerous people today consider of “M*A*S*H,” the Tv set demonstrate, when they imagine of the Korean War, Brekhus said a helicopter will be aspect of the Korean War commemoration.

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Dakota Cruisers Car or truck Club autos are parked at the Dakota Territory Air Museum for “Wings & Wheels” held this past 12 months.

“Korean War veterans are invited to go to,” Brekhus reported. She reported she’d like to get their tales about their service in the war. Veterans can simply call or textual content Brekhus at 520-234-3901.

The upcoming function, “Wings & Wheels,” has been held in the earlier but Brekhus reported this year’s function will be a significant just one. She mentioned Dakota Cruisers Vehicle Club of Minot is now onboard to just take section in “Wings & Wheels.”

Brekhus stated the Intercontinental Cessna 180 Club will be meeting in Minot that week.

“We’ll have between 70 and 90 airplanes there,” she said.

She explained quite a few of them will be from Canada, and several members of the Cessna 140 Club will be in Minot most of the 7 days.

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“Night at the Museum” hangar dance is an night of commemorating aviators of the previous. This picture was taken in 2021.

“We planned this (Cessna 180 Club assembly) for 2020,” but she claimed it could not just take position due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “So, it’s on for this 12 months,” Brekhus explained. “Not only will we have wings, but the auto club will carry the wheels.”

She said there will also be historic navy vehicles having aspect in “Wings & Wheels.”

With the arrival of the month of August, there will be a further main army recognition working day at the air museum – the Vietnam War commemoration on the 13th.

Brekhus claimed the Vietnam War commemoration will also be a patriotic occasion to honor veterans of that war. She stated it will incorporate a synopsis on the war and why it took spot.

“The Vietnam veterans are invited to show up at,” reported Brekhus.

If any of them have concerns, they can call or textual content Brekhus or make contact with the air museum.

For the duration of the Vietnam War commemoration, the air museum will hold its 26th Once-a-year Aircraft Sweepstakes drawing.

The adhering to month, on Sept. 14, “Women, Wine & Wings” usually takes place at the air museum. This celebration celebrates the contributions and impacts of women of all ages in aviation earlier and present.

The remaining exclusive party of the year is the “Night at the Museum” hangar dance with food items, music, silent auction, dancing, and re-enactments of famed aviators of the earlier.

“We’ve acquired some wonderful stories for this a person,” Brekhus explained.

She mentioned she’s in search of donations for the silent auction. Proceeds of the silent auction go to the air museum together with for scholarships and plans.

Foods and drinks will be out there at all functions, and are open to the general public.

For data about admission to occasions, look at the air museum’s web-site at www.dakotaterritoryairmuseum.com or call the air museum at 852-8500.

Companies, companies, and people today who would like to be a sponsor of an event or events can get in touch with Brekhus.

Air museum’s historic resource

Launched in 1986, the air museum is a “significant historic depository honoring the guys, women of all ages, and machines that have impacted the wealthy record of aviation. By way of displays and activities that encourage, educate, and entertain, the museum has develop into a practical and crucial historic resource for our location and the state of North Dakota” in accordance to its heritage.

Among the quite a few characteristics of the air museum includes one particular of the major displays of Planet War II-period plane in the Midwest.

The air museum’s schooling options consist of giving aviation camps for university little ones, faculty tours, and aviation schooling scholarships.

Don Larson is president of the air museum board of administrators. Jenna Grindberg is the museum director.

The air museum is located at 100 34th Avenue NE near Minot International Airport.

The air museum will open up for the 2022 time on May 14. For additional details about the air museum, visit its internet site at www.dakotaterritoryairmuseum.com or call 852-8500.

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