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Ground Breaking Ceremony Held for the Fargo Air Museum
October 28, 1999

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After being in the planning stages for almost two years, Fargo Air Museum officials hosted a ground breaking ceremony Thursday, October 28th.  The event took place on the museum site located on the corner of 19th Ave No. and 16th St. No.

Three vintage aircraft that will be housed in the museum were on display at the ceremony.  They were the C-47 (DC-3), P-51D Mustang, and the F-2G Super Corsair.  The Super Corsair is one of only three flying in the world and the only one in the United States.  The classic fighter is owned by Bob Odegard of Kindred, ND.

The Super Corsair was on display at the Reno Air Races this fall and received special recognition for outstanding restoration by the Smithsonian Institute and Reno Air Officials.  Odegard is recognized around the globe for his restoration work on WWII airplanes, especially the P-51.

The air museum was granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization.  The museum group has designated a fund raising committee to solicit money for the building and exhibits.

The mission and goals of the Fargo Air Museum are to acquire a representative collection of historic military and civilian aircraft for public display and education.

In addition, the museum will preserve and present the history of aviation and aviators in the Red River Valley and North Dakota.

For more information on the Fargo Air Museum, visit their website at www.fargoairsho.com and follow the link to the museum website


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