It’s here! Our new book, Wings Over Nebraska: Historic Aviation Photos, is now available to the public. Written by NSHS volunteer (and longtime aviation enthusiast) Vince Goeres, with Kylie Kinley and introduction by Roger Welsch, the book showcases more than 200 aviation photos from the NSHS collections.
Charles Lindbergh learned to fly in Nebraska. The atomic-bomb-carrying Enola Gay was built here. Less known are the stories of early airplane builders, the first nighttime airmail flight, races and stunts, and a dozen World War II air bases. These are the photos and stories of Nebraska’s long love affair with aviation.
Come to the Nebraska History Museum (15th and P streets, Lincoln) for a book signing on Sunday, October 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Preview the book at www.nebraskahistory.org/wings. We’ve posted the Table of Contents and Chapter 3, the story of Nebraska World War I flying ace Orville Ralston. The book is available from NSHS Landmark Stores (1-800-833-6747, 402-471-3447) and at airports and bookstores across Nebraska.
—David Bristow, Associate Director for Research & Publications