Pennebaker Memorial Book Sale Opens November 11

Bill Pennebaker loved books, and he loved the 390th Memorial Museum. Late last year, the 97-year-old decided to have a book sale to benefit the museum. For nearly eight months, he and his caregiver scoured his hometown of Midland,Texas in search of WWII-themed books. Bill researched the suggested value of each book, adding personal notes […]

390th Memorial Museum Named Finalist

The 390th Memorial Museum was recently named a Copper Cactus Award Finalist in the category of Charitable Non-Profit of the Year by the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce. The museum was one of sixteen finalists in the category, emerging at the top of over 400 nominees. “We are honored to be recognized as one of […]

390th Featured in Wine Label Project

Wilhelm Family Vineyards recently released a wine label featuring the 390th Bombardment Group (H). A portion of proceeds from the wine sales will be donated to the 390th Memorial Museum Foundation. The label was unveiled by Karyl Wilhelm during October’s annual Bomb Group Reunion. “We are so excited to support the museum,” said Wilhelm. Wilhelm […]

‘Spirit of Philanthropy’ is Awarded to…

The Helen Davis Family is the recipient of this year’s 390th Memorial Museum “Spirit of Philanthropy” award. Ember Wright received the award on her family’s behalf during a luncheon held at La Paloma on November 19. The event was held in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day, sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Southern Arizona […]

390th Announces ‘Svr Le Nez’ Trap Shoot Results

“Friends, Family, Safety and Fun” were four ingredients that made the 390th Memorial Museum’s 1st Annual ‘Svr Le Nez’ Trap Shoot a great success. The event occurred on March 6, 2015, on a windy but cloudless afternoon in Tucson. Participating teams were comprised of museum docents, 390th veteran-descendants, and friends of the museum’s community. “The […]

390th Memorial Museum Issues Request for Proposals

The 390th Memorial Museum (Tucson, AZ) invites artists and/or design teams to submit proposals for a significant artwork to be placed on or near the façade of the 390th Memorial Museum. Introduction: The 390th Memorial Museum is committed to honoring and memorializing those who served in the 390th Bombardment Group (H) during WWII. As such, […]

Veterans Day Open House

In honor of our nation’s veterans, the 390th Memorial Museum is pleased to welcome the public to its fourth annual Veterans Day open house. The event will feature the unveiling of two outreach collaborations and the museum’s new Nose Art exhibit, as well as free cake (first come, first served). The event will be held […]

‘Nose Art’ Opens to the Public

Nose Art: Selected Stories and Images from the 390th Bombardment Group (H) From common themes of women to the occasional use of foul language, much of nose art can easily be considered “lewd” or “bawdy” at today’s passing glance. However, in their true context, these artworks comprised symbols of life, sources of hope, and improved group […]

New Display Teaser

The 390th is proud to announce the return of a favorite display, the 390th Nose Art along with updates and changes to many other displays. Here is a preview of the hanging of the first Nose Art panel, its accompanying new digital display area and a glimpse at a portion of the fully restored J […]

2014 Reunion

“The Sky is the Limit” Is the theme of this year’s reunion. Join us for special tours and events including the unveiling of the new Nose Art exhibit here at the Museum. For more information or a registration packet please contact the Museum at 520-574-0287 or