WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT RADIO ITEMS DISPLAYEDFrom: Jim Holtsclaw
Date: 10/4/2015 1:24:18 PM
CommentsAn exhibit of original radio equipment from World War II American fighter aircraft currently is featured at the Flight Path Museum in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles.
The exhibit in Flight Path’s main gallery includes radio gear used in U. S. Army Air Corps B-24 Liberator bombers, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-26 Super Fortress, according to Nancy Niles, Flight Path president.
The radio equipment is on loan to Flight Path from the collection of Charles “Mac” MacQuarrie, who owns and operates Mac’s Old Time Radio Museum in Lawndale. MacQuarrie is an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II who served as a gunner and radio operator on B-24 bomber missions from a U.S. base in Foggia, Italy.
“As we mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, this exhibit is attracting special interest from our visitors,” said Niles. “They are paying particular attention not only to the transmitter, but also to the radio receiver and telegraph key which was used for alternative Morse Code communications”
The Flight Path Museum and Learning Center is operated by nonprofit Flight Path in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the City agency which operates LAX. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
For more information call (424) 646-7284, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Flight Path website www.flightpathmuseum.com/ .
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