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.
The full content is available in the Fall 2009 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.
We revisit the intriguing story a Bell P-39 fighter’s trip to the Soviet Union.
Following the Second World War, Dr. Walter Dornberger was one of many former Nazis who launched a second career in America’s space program.
When the United States entered World War II, industry across the country transformed to meet the production needs of the war effort. Lockport’s Harrison Radiator Corporation provides a single local example of this nationwide phenomenon.