War Eagles Air Museum
The War Eagles Air Museum
Backstory and Context
The museum was founded in 1989 by John and Betty MacGuire of El Paso. The MacGuires were already aircraft collectors when they set up the privately owned nonprofit museum with fourteen planes. Today there are 30 planes altogether—22 of which are in flying condition
Some of the aircraft on display are: the P-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning, the P-40 Warhawk, the F-4U-4 Corsair, a DC-3 transport, a German observation aircraft called the Fiesler-Storch, an F-86 Sabre, a T-33 Silver Star, and a MIG-15s.
Special exhibits focus on the Korean War era, with special exhibits for local war ace Bill Crombie and museum originator John MacGuire, as well as a diorama showing the material kits that period flyers would have had for survival. And a special “Salute to Women in Aviation.