We revisit the intriguing story a Bell P-39 fighter’s trip to the Soviet Union.
The full content is available in the Spring 2012 Issue.
Video of a presentation by Executive Director Douglas DeCroix to the Historical Association of Lewiston on February 25, 2021. Presentation topic was a WNY-built P-39 Airacobra fighter, its journey to Russia and back home again.
During World War II, Western New York sent thousands of aircraft to the Allies through Lend-Lease. The recent return of one of them provides an opportunity to explore the larger significance of that contribution.
Though living in Western New York since 1956, Alberta Deinhart still vividly remembers that Sunday morning in December 1941.