The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park is now open at The Museum of Flight - see it today!

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 28 years. This veteran warbird has been restored to its former glory and now has a new home in a place of honor on the Museum’s campus behind the Aviation Pavilion. Visitors can reflect upon the B-52 and the nearly 8,000 other U.S. military aircraft lost during Vietnam.

In addition to the veteran B-52, the Memorial Park also features a statue depicting a returning aviator and five military branch flags to honor the veterans who served in all military branches between 1955 and 1975.

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Tribute Wall

Tribute Wall

Personalized tribute plaques along the footpath under the B-52 were contributed by friends and family in honor of their loved ones.

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Vietnam Airman Statue | by sculptor James J. Nance

Vietnam Airman Statue

Learn more about the 8.5-foot tall bronze statue created by sculptor and veteran James J. Nance.

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B-52 Restoration Progress

Aircraft Restoration

Restoration of the B-52 began in August 2017 - see progress photos and video.

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Boeing B-52 production in Seattle, Washington

The Project Welcome Home Committee

Meet the veterans and Trustees who guided this project from beginning to end.

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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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Support Project "Welcome Home"

Lend Your Support

Our donors have helped restore this iconic aircraft and given it a home in a place of honor.

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In the Media

In the Media

Project updates, interviews, news, local media coverage, and more!

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Donor Wall

Thank You to our Donors 

Your support has made a significant impact!

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

Marc Manzo, Major Gifts Officer
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The Museum of Flight is a proud partner of the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration.