Air & Space Museum

Lest We Forget: WWII

Lest We Forget: WWII

Exhibit Now Open!

Explore this newly cast three figure “Lest We Forget: The Mission” reproduction that memorializes the aviators of World War II.

The remarkable sculpture by World War II aviator Major Fredric Arnold, USAAC (Ret.) – “Lest We Forget: WWII” – honors, preserves and promotes the heritage of the American combat pilots for future generations.

The figures depict a group of fighter pilots in a pre-flight briefing before yet another of the war’s seemingly endless critical missions. The lighter-colored pilot represents spirits of those already killed. Inspired by the deaths of three fellow pilots in Arnold’s Class of 42-J, the figures represent the more than 88,000 airmen who died in WWII combat.

The briefing scene and the three life-size sculptures capture the valor and spirit of loyalty, sacrifice and fellowship that motivated these young men to come to the defense of our country and preserve our freedom. The size, scale and scope of the overall exhibit enable Maj. Arnold (Ret.) to share his message so others can learn from his experience.

“Lest We Forget: WWII” is included in the price of admission.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday Dec 3
9:30AM TO 12:30PM
Exploration of Flight

Breakfast Fly-In

Breakfast Fly-In
Saturday, Dec 3 | 9:30AM to 12:30PM

Join Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight for monthly fly-ins featuring planes, pilots and breakfast!

On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy breakfast from a local food truck, watch aircraft fly in and explore interactive exhibits and simulators.

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Featured Food Truck in December: Cruz In & Eat

Please note: Food purchases are not included in admission.

Pilots – Fly in for free breakfast! For tie-down space, contact or 303.360.5360 ext 160.

*Weather permitting

Tuesday Dec 6

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day
Tuesday, Dec 6

Help Wings reach new heights this Colorado Gives Day!

Your gift will help support our educational programming and student learners, engaging exhibits, aircraft restoration and more!

Donate now! All support through December 6th counts towards Colorado Gives Day and the incentive fund. All participating Colorado Gives Day nonprofits earn a percentage of the fund. Visit our Colorado Gives Day Page or donate below.

Saturday Dec 10
10:00AM TO 2:00PM
Air & Space Museum

Cockpit Demo Day

Cockpit Demo Day
Saturday, Dec 10 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Get an up close look inside select aircraft at the museum and learn all about the history of the aircraft, instruments and controls!

Featured Aircraft in December:

  • North American F-100 Super Sabre
  • Martin EB-57
  • Alexander Eaglerock
  • Bede BD-5 (WC)
  • Cessna U-3A


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