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Glenn Curtiss Museum Preserves C-46 Commando That Welcomes Museum Visitors

Jul 02nd, 2018

Glenn Curtiss Museum Preserves C-46 Commando That Welcomes Museum Visitors

HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y., June 26, 2018 – The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum recently completed a project to preserve the 1943 Curtiss C-46 "Commando" aircraft that welcomes visitors to the museum.

The project included cleaning, sanding, painting and bird proofing to preserve the aircraft and to improve the overall look of the museum entrance. The transport aircraft now better reflects the time period, specifically when it was used in China-Burma-India during World War II. Located outside museum entrance, the C-46 is the first item visitors see when they come to the museum.

The Glenn Curtiss Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May – October.

 

About the Museum

Open year-round, the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is in the town of Hammondsport, N.Y., in the heart of New York state’s Finger Lakes region. The museum is home to a priceless collection of items related to early aviation, motorcycles and local history. It also celebrates the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtiss, the father of naval aviation and a pioneer in motorcycle manufacturing. For more information, visit the museum’s website at curtissmuseum.org or call 607.569.2160.

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