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A historic aviation museum dedicated to remembering those who fought for our freedom, and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice

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The Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov 28) will be a great time to bring your whole family and tour the Tri-State Warbird Museum - we are open from 10am to 3pm - we would love to show you around!!
We will not be open the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov 25) so our volunteers can get ready for the holiday.
We are so very thankful!!



Great moment (photo by Liz Keating) at the Tri-State Warbird Museum 11th Annual Taking Flight Gala June 5, 2015. This is our speaker Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry and one of our beloved World War II Honored Veterans Herb Heilbrun


another great photo by Liz Keating taken during the Gala June 5, 2015


May 16, 2015 Saturday is Sporty's Fly-In and Open House!

Sporty's Pilot Shop (world renowned as the place to buy pilot supplies) and Sporty's Academy (do you want to learn to fly?), Clermont County Airport (I69 in pilot-speak) plus the Tri-State Warbird Museum all equal a great Family Day! Bring the kids and see what Sporty's and aviation is all about :)


Here is the youtube video link from our Gala 2014- E. Bruce Heilman making a great speech...

Bruce Heilman speech

August 2014: Come and see our new plane! C-45

Feb 2014: from our Development Director and Campaign Chair:

Campaign a Success!


Joe Campanella, campaign chair, announced in December that the $12 million campaign to raise funds for the museum has been reached and it was a huge success.  We exceeded our goal and raised $12,116, 860.00.


The campaign, which started in 2006, made it possible to accomplish many things: buy the property, purchase and restore our warbirds, build two hangars, maintain the museum, develop exciting exhibits, purchase two flight simulators, and establish educational programs for elementary and high school students.


Thank you to all who supported this important campaign.




...Axis Nightmare is one of the six B-25's invited to participate in this last Doolittle Raiders Reunion - the toast to the fallen comrades, the missing man formation flying.


One of our super great billboards around town

What a great picture! Taken from another airplane you can see the amazing timing of the B-25 Axis Nightmare Veteran Tribute Flyover at the Virginia Tech-Duke football game October 26, 2013 - the Anthem was just finishing, the canon was shot (see the canon smoke on the field in the upper left corner)...and the crowd of 40,000+ appreciates the flying B-25 reminding us of the sacrifices made by our veterans...!! Thanks to all who made this possible including - Stan Cohen, Paul Redlich, Phillip Rountree...!

Come and see our beautifully restored World War II airplanes...B-25 Mitchell bomber "Axis Nightmare", TBM torpedo bomber (the wings fold!), P-51 Mustang "Cincinnati Miss" fighter, AT-6 Texan advanced trainer "Tweety", Stearman primary trainer and 1946 Piper Clipper. Look at currently-being-restored aircraft, very rare to be able to see how the airplanes are built - P-40 Kittyhawk fighter, Fw190 German fighter and the bent-wing Corsair fighter...visitor hours are Wednesday 4-7pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm...see you there! Annual and Lifetime Memberships are available, especially good if you bring your whole family and you visit us many times in the year (we hope you do!)


Another sad loss of a World War II Veteran - Danny Wiot - we will very much miss seeing him at our annual Gala.
Danny was an engineer gunner/bomber on the B-26 for 49 missions. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross when he risked his life and saved his crew by getting a stuck bomb unstuck from the B-26 bomb bay.


Commemorative Air Force is bringing their AirPower Tour to Lunken Airport, Cincinnati starting this Wednesday June 26 through Sunday June 30...they will be bringing their B-29 Fifi, B-24, C-45, P-51, T-6 and Stearman. You can purchase a ride in several of these historic WWII warbirds or just enjoy them up close on the ground. Here is the website for information...


The Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18 is hosting this event and the Tri-State Warbird Museum will be there with our B-25 bomber "Axis Nightmare" on display. Our volunteers will all be attending the event..and so...we need to close this Saturday June 29th (everyone will be at Lunken!) :)  ...see you at Lunken Saturday!


The Tri-State Warbird Museum Ninth Annual Taking Flight Fundraising Gala was

June 7, 2013 and it was awesome! THANK YOU to our wonderful supporters!

Our Tenth Annual Taking Flight Fundraising Gala will be June 6, 2014



May 26, 2013 the 97th Indy 500 flyover honoring our veterans...

Pilots: Paul Redlich and Phillip Rountree flying TSWM "Axis Nightmare" B-25, T-6 5 ship formation flown by Todd Winemiller from Blanchester, OH,, Don Stamp from Salem,OH, John Feldvary from Jackson, MI Ralph Lutes from Shipshewana, IN and Chuck Marshall from Elkhart, IN




The Tri-State Warbird Museum B-25 "Axis Nightmare" with Paul Redlich pilot and Phillip Rountree co-pilot and Ben Vaughan as crew with T-28 flown by Jim Stitt and T-28 flown by Doug Auxier flew the beautiful formation Cincinnati Reds Opening Day flyover April 1


We are saddened by the passing of World War II veteran Tom Griffin, a Cincinnati native and a friend of the Tri-State Warbird Museum. Tom was the navigator on the #9 Doolittle Raider. Tom is a hero and was a wonderful man. He was 96. He will be greatly missed



Good phone book cover!!!

At the Tri-State Warbird Museum...

Tuesday February 12, 2013 at1pm (open to the public) the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission will host the medal awarding ceremony for:

This year France bestowed their highest honor to three Clermont County World War II veterans for their outstanding performance of duty in action...John Dinka, C. Don Fairbanks and Carl E. Sims. We are very proud of our veterans!

The Tri-State Warbird Museum restored airplanes have been seen by about 2 million people since we opened in 2005!!!

Thank you to our Veterans!