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Latest News2018-10-28T21:02:36+00:00

Artifact-Norden Bombsights

Museum volunteers John Solin and Jim Siggins examine a newly-loaned Norden bombsight, previously housed in a vintage WWII aircraft. Norden bombsights were among the most closely guarded secrets of WWII. Bob Biddle, one of the Museum’s founders, was a Norden bombsight instructor during WWII and was highly regarded for innovative tactics he developed for using the Norden [...]

Repairing the Blisters

Grandfather Tom Sterling and grandson Allen Sterling examine and size PBY "blister" frames before taking them back to Oregon for repair. The pair will completely restraighten the units including insertion of the plexiglass bubble inside the newly reshaped frames.

Museum’s 20th Anniversary

What began as a dream celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. The PBY Naval Air Museum has been housed in two separate locations prior to the spot in downtown Oak Harbor which it presently occupies. The search for land upon which to build a permanent home for the facility continues. [...]

WWII Siren Artifact

The Museum had a special delivery of a WWII air raid siren found by WC (Bill) Roberts of Puget Sound Energy (PSE). The siren was on a telephone pole in the center of town and was tested daily by the authorities at noon during the war and after. It is said that the alarm was so accurate, [...]

From the Desk of Onee…

As with most of the PBY-Naval Air Museum volunteers, I have several different jobs, with membership being one I handle on an almost daily basis. All of us so appreciate our members from throughout the United States and beyond who support our mission, some who have been with us since the beginning over twenty years ago. New [...]

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