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on Tuesday, 21 September 2021. Posted in Local News

AIR & MISSILE MUSEUM: The Florence Air & Missile Museum is shown in this photo taken in the mid 1970s. The museum was located at the entrance to the Florence Regional Airport. The airport, originally called Florence Field, served as a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps training field for A-26 Invader attack aircraft. Because of its former military connection, and available runways, the military was able to fly in aircraft and leave them at the Museum as they were retired from service. The museum was founded by "T.C." Tommy Griffin, a navigator with Doolittle Raider's flying The Whirling Dervish. The museum built up a collection of World War II and Cold War era U.S. military aircraft and early space hardware. The museum closed in December 1997 and much of the collection transferred to the newly established Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, N.C. Do you have an old photo you would like to submit for The News Journal’s Do You Remember? You may do so by emailing a digital copy of the photo, including information about the photo, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also submit photos and information in person at our office, located at 312 Railroad Ave.

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