A Place of Honor

One of The Museum of Flight’s largest and most iconic aircraft, the Boeing B-52G Stratofortress 59-2584 Midnight Express, has been lost in plain sight for the past 26 years. This veteran warbird is being restored to its former glory and will have a new home in a place of honor on the Museum’s campus at Boeing Field.

The restored Midnight Express will reside on the west side of the Museum’s Aviation Pavilion in a serene park-like setting where visitors can reflect upon the B-52 and the nearly 8,000 other U.S. military aircraft lost during Vietnam.

The plane will be joined by a statue depicting a returning aviator honoring veterans who served in all military branches between 1964 and 1975. The park will also feature an exhibit about the dozens of types of planes and helicopters flown during the war.

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Vietnam Airman Statue | by sculptor James J. Nance

Vietnam Airman Statue

A prominent feature of the Memorial Park will be a statue by sculptor and veteran James J. Nance.

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B-52 in Vietnam | US Air Force via the Norm Taylor Collection

History of our B-52

The Museum of Flight's Midnight Express then and now.

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B-52 Restoration Progress

Restoration Progress

Restoration began August, 2017. See more photos and details here.

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Boeing B-52 production in Seattle, Washington

The Project Welcome Home Committee

Meet the Veterans and Trustees dedicated to this project.

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Commemorative Keepsakes & Tribute Wall

Commemorative Keepsakes & Tribute Wall

Display your long-lasting support of Project Welcome Home with a Challenge Coin, Patch, or Tribute Wall plaque.

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Your generous support can restore this iconic veteran aircraft and give it a home in a place of honor.

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For More information or how to get involved, please contact:

Trip Switzer, Vice President of Development
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Project Welcome Home is proud partner of the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration