Silent Wings Museum, "The Legacy of The World War II Glider Pilots," is a museum in Lubbock, Texas. The museum is housed in the former tower and terminal building of Lubbock's airport during the 1950s, and 1960s.Plan your visit to Silent Wings Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lubbock route planning app.
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Sometimes a small museum, with a narrow focus, can do far far better than a larger museum. That’s exactly what these fine people do. Excellent facilities, great staff, exhibits are well done, well...
Sometimes a small museum, with a narrow focus, can do far far better than a larger museum. That’s exactly what these fine people do. Excellent facilities, great staff, exhibits are well done, well... more »
A very nice display of a little known aspect of WWII aviation. I've been to several aviation museums but never seen reference to the glider regiments.
A very nice display of a little known aspect of WWII aviation. I've been to several aviation museums but never seen reference to the glider regiments. more »
I have read quite a bit of WW 2 history, and watched countless WW 2 documentaries, but I didn't know about the glider pilots who braved incredible odds to land troops and materials behind enemy lines using "stealth" technology. This museum pays homage to the unsung heroes of the war, the glider pilot. The museum has quality displays and is packed with lots of information about the glider aspect of the war. Definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Lubbock and are passionate about WW 2 history.
What an amazing place! Especially when paired with the WASP museum down in Sweetwater. I expect some of those ladies might have towed some of these men's gliders. And what a history! It takes a lot of guts to crash land behind enemy lines! And I love the story about how the program got approved with a little showmanship. There's a longer video about how (if they weren't totally destroyed by "rommel's asparagus") the gliders could be picked up again with a tow line that's worth sitting through. And make sure you find the theater down the first hall to your left - watch that first and the rest makes better sense. And if you go here first, they'll give you half off at the Buddy Holly Center with a receipt.
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