Aircraft Museums and Collections of Minnesota
Gone But Not Forgotten: Planes of Fame – East
February 1, 2022
Editor's Note: This new Minnesota Flyer series memorializes the state's current or past aviation museums and collections. For some of the long-gone museums and collections, it should be a nostalgia trip. Contributing writers have identified as many as 20 museums and collections and will present each in a separate article.
Founded by Bob Pond (1924-2007), a Minnesota industrialist who used aircraft in his business, Planes of Fame – East rose in the early 1990s to become one of the premier collections of airworthy World War II aircraft. During WWII, Pond, a Naval aviator, flew multi-engine...