Heritage Preservation Project

Thousands of documents, photos and objects from the beginning of military aviation are being saved

for future generations to enjoy and learn from through the Daedalian Heritage Preservation Project.

As we scan these precious records and photos, we’ll post some of them here online for easy access.

Come back to this page often as we plan on updating it frequently!

Founder Spotlight Archives

Maj. Gen. Herbert A. “Bert” Dargue

Founder Member #1738

Maj. Gen. Clements McMullen

Founder Member #15

Gen. Henry H. “Hap” Arnold

Founder Member #2182

Heritage Snapshots

John A. Hilger, who would retire as a brigadier general in 1966, is shown as a flying cadet at Army Air Corps flying school in 1933. In 1942, he was assigned as deputy commander and pilot with the Doolittle Raiders, and participated in the April 18, 1942, raid on Tokyo. Learn more about him here.