International B-24 Memorial Museum
In 1986, the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society was requested to create a number of 4 x 8 foot display panels depicting the manufacturing and military history of the B-24 Liberator bomber of world war II fame.These panels were transported to Ft. Worth Texas where they formed a major display of the 50th reunion of the first flight of the B-24. After the reunion, the panels were returned to Pueblo for permanent display as a memorial to the B-24 training base of WWII which was in operation from 1942 to 1946.
This display formed the basis for the International B-24 Memorial Museum which was formally dedicated on July 15th, 1989 by Colonel Robert Vickers,
USAFAR of Albuquerque New Mexico. The B-24 Museum is of special importance to the citizens of Pueblo and Pueblo County as it is a reminder of Pueblo's
military heritage and its place in military history. The museum is also a reminder that thousands of aircrew members trained here and then went on to
military assignments in all the various theaters of operation where many gave their lives. In fact several crewmen lost their lives during training right here.
The main purpose of the museum is to honor all those involved in the design, production and military deployment of the B-24 Liberator. It is unique that it is the only known museum dedicated to a specific airport.
Although the museum lacks an actual B-24 to display, the indoor collection of B-24 technical and design data, military uniforms, airborne radio equipment, photographs, flight log books and other military aviation memorabilia accurately portrays the B-24.