Located in Tyler, Texas, on the grounds of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
The Historic Aviation Memorial Museum (HAMM) is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation located in Tyler, Texas, on the grounds of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. In July 2007, we expanded into the North Terminal Building which is the former airline terminal. This wonderful expansion opportunity enabled us to more than double our exhibit space for aviation items and memorabilia of the 20th Century, enlarge our gift shop and library, add a multimedia theater room, and provide additional educational programs. Our hangar facility continues to be our restoration area along with hangar space for the flying aircraft. All of these areas are being paid for by non-government volunteer pledges and contributions.
Tyler and East Texas have innumerable individuals who have had first-hand experience in historic aviation events during times of both peace and war. What a wonderful opportunity it is to share these individuals' testimonials and memorabilia with our community. An example of those East Texans who have served so ably in World War II is the late Museum member, Captain Elmer Dixson, USAF 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squad, 20th Air Force (the official photographers of Japan during World War II) whose history is presented in a museum book entitled "From Tyler, Texas to Tokyo".
The purpose of the HAMM organization is to develop an aviation museum where people can view, interact with, and research any aviation information they desire. We welcome your participation and support of the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum in preserving the legacy of aviation for future generations. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact us.