Recount the end of World War II with Fight to the Finish at Lone Star Flight Museum

Fight to the Finish - 1945: The Final Year exhibit | Photo courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum

Explore how Allied forces took to the air to bring an end to World War II in Fight to the Finish – 1945: The Final Year at Lone Star Flight Museum, open for summer and fall 2020.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Lone Star Flight Museum is unveiling their newest exhibit, Fight to the Finish – 1945: The Final Year, which dives into the closing months of the war and how Allied forces took to the air to defeat Germany and Japan.

Witness the unfolding events brought to life through wartime images, personal accounts and rare wartime artifacts from the museum’s archives, including bomb pins from thirty missions, a flak jacket showing shrapnel damage, a Kamikaze pilot helmet and much more.

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Shrapnel damaged jacket | Courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum

The Art of Persuasion Poster Exhibition

On the ground, the war effort is documented through The Art of Persuasion, an original poster exhibition that features twenty pieces meant to rally support on the home front, encourage participation in the war efforts and highlight the consequences of non-support.

Located throughout the Waltrip Hanger, The Art of Persuasion offers guests a glimpse of the political climate in the United States and how the power of persuasion and propaganda messaging was used from the home front to the front lines of the war.

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Airflown bomb pins | Courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum

About the Lone Star Flight Museum

Lone Star Flight Museum aims to be a world-class educational museum that provides visitors with an understanding of the past and inspiration for the future.

Since opening a $38-million state-of-the-art facility at Houston’s Ellington Airport in 2017, Lone Star Flight Museum has upheld its mission to preserve, educate and inspire with informative exhibits and ongoing activities that bring aviation to life.

The 130,000 square-foot facility is home to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, a million-dollar Aviation Learning Center, dynamic hands-on exhibits, and a renowned collection of historic aircraft, including the B-17, B-25, DC-3, P-47 and Stearman among many others.

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Fight to the Finish – 1945: The Final Year at Lone Star Flight Museum

The Art of Persuasion poster exhibition | Courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum

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