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Robin Olds & 434th F.S. Museum

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Brigadier General Robin Olds is one of America's better known aces, with kills in World War II and Viet Nam. In WWII he flew in the 434th Fighter Squadron, 479th Fighter Group. Both Brig. Gen. Olds and the 434th are featured in the Hoosier Air Museum, Auburn, Indiana.

Many of the artifacts in this display were donated by Gen. Olds and other 434th pilots. Included is a 1/32 Monogram P-51D model built by Gen. Olds, plus Viet Nam era items.

Some of these photos look like duplicates; they actually have slightly different exposures and angles to try to avoid glare.
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About the Author

About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...


Comments

during WWII Olds was based at Wattisham, Suffolk (England). There is a very fine airfield museum here too. Not specifically devoted to Olds as Wattisham was home to the last RAF F-4 Phantoms of 74 Sqn (among others). As Wattisham is still an operational airfield (Apache helicos) visits are by appointment only on Sundays..
MAR 29, 2017 - 09:53 PM
Thanks for showing us around the museum, Fred. Over here we don't often get the chance to visit a military museum in the US. Torsten
MAR 30, 2017 - 06:30 AM
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