Castle Air Museum
Castle Air Museum in Atwater represents history in a way the whole family can share. While there is nothing glamorous about war, our majestic warbirds are awe-inspiring reminders of how fragile our freedom can be and how men and women have stepped forward when that freedom was threatened.
To stand under the wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress is an incredible experience. You can imagine the sky around the bomber filled with enemy fighters. And yet, somehow, the sturdy flying Fortress survives the onslaught and continues her mission.
Then there’s the B-25, similar to the planes Jimmy Doolittle led off the Carrier Hornet during this country’s first desperate attempt to bomb Tokyo. You’ll see the B-24 Liberator, the plane that was chosen of the 2400 mile round trip flight to bomb the Ploesti oil fields in 1943. The B-29 is here too… the bomber that ended World War II in the Pacific.