MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM WORLD WAR II CONTROL TOWER PROJECT
The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum is planning construction of an authentic World War II Army Air Forces base Control Tower at Reading Regional Airport like the hundreds built in England during WWII. These iconic brick structures in the U.K. are falling into ruin and each year more of these important symbols of America's WWII sacrifice are destroyed.
The purpose of this project is to preserve an important symbol of America's triumph over tyranny and to honor the sacrifice of all who served in every branch and service, in every war and conflict, right up to the present.
The WWII AAF Control Tower will be named, in honor of PA native Jimmy Stewart who flew B-24s in 8th AF.
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The construction of the General James Stewart Control Tower and Victory Road also represents a significant capital investment in the Museum and the Airport, as well as in the economic future of Reading, PA. The project is expected to increase attendance at the Museum's annual WWII Weekend by several thousands, as well as drawing thousands more visitors year round to the airport and Reading area from across the U.S.
The tower will be built according to existing floor plans and construction drawings provided by the US Air Force and the RAF. Pending availability of resources, the Museum hopes to start construction in 2020-2021.
Click on the thumbnail pictures below to see
enlarged 3D renderings of the
General James Stewart WWII Control Tower Project
To raise construction funds the Museum will accept donations in exchange for engraved "Victory Bricks"; various sized pavers bearing the names of individuals, military units, or the impressions of those businesses and corporations who wish to donate. The commemorative bricks may also include aviator wings, airplanes, ships, shoulder patches, or logos. These bricks will be placed along "Victory Road", shown in red on the grounds of the museum, leading to the new General James Stewart Control Tower building.
While attempting to raise funds through individual donations the Museum is also actively seeking corporate sponsorship through tax deductible donations or in-kind contributions.
There are three ways you may help make this dream a reality:
You can select and order an engraved, commemorative Victory Brick paver for installation on Victory Road...*
* to determine the portion of your brick purchase that is tax deductible, see the chart.
...or you can make a
fully tax-deductible donation of any amount on the MAAM On-Line
Store using your credit card...
Finally, you can mail a
tax-deductible check in any amount to:
Mid-Atlantic Air Museum
Attn: WWII Control Tower Fund
11 Museum Drive
Reading, PA 19605