Historic Aviation Memorial Musuem


Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, Texas

About HAMM in Tyler

The Historic Aviation Memorial Museum (HAMM) is a large regional aviation collection at Pounds Regional Airport's old passenger terminal building in Tyler, Texas.

Its archives include tens of thousands of commercial aviation and military history items. A variety of indoor exhibits, aircraft models, military uniforms, airplane oil paintings, a Norden bombsight, historic aviation photographs, and much more are well displayed.

Outdoors is an airplane gallery of restored, historic Air Force, Navy and Marine aircraft. The HAMM hangar facility provides space for aircraft restoration.

HAMM operates a library, a multimedia theater room, and provides a variety of educational programs. The building also houses a gift shop which offers visitors flight-related clothing, caps, airplane books, DVDs, model planes and souvenirs.

B-29 Superfortress "FiFi" of the CAF visits Pounds Regional Airport in Tyler, Texas
B-29 Superfortress "FiFi" of the CAF visits Pounds Regional Airport in Tyler, Texas

The Skyline Cafe, across the lobby in the terminal building, is well known locally for its fine assortment of food.

Airshows Sponsored by HAMM

HAMM also arranges for a variety of high-profile airshows and air exhibits to visit Tyler.

Recent events have included the Wings of Freedom Tour, the B-29 Superfortress "FiFi", Aluminum Overcast, the Wings Over Tyler Air Show, and others. It is also home base for the annual Thunder Over Cedar Creek Air Show held each Fourth of July weekend in East Texas.

Visiting HAMM in Tyler

Map of the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum

Located between Dallas and Shreveport on the Interstate I-20 corridor, the facility can easily be reached from the new Toll Loop 49 or Highway 64 West in Tyler.

Parking is free, and a small admission fee is charged to support operations.

We've visited their galleries several times , and highly recommend it to all with an interest in aviation and history!

HAMM Aircraft Inventory

HAMM features outside displays of restored, historic aircraft such as the following:

  • F-104A Starfighter
  • F-105D Thunderchief
  • F-100 Super Sabre
  • T-33 Shooting Star
  • F-111 Aardvark
  • FJ-4 Fury
  • T-37B Tweet
  • F-4D Phantom II
  • T-2C Buckeye
  • TA-4J Skyhawk
  • AD-5 Skyraider
  • and many others

Photographs of planes at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum in Tyler, Texas

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum in Tyler, Texas, at Pounds Regional Airport
Part of the outdoor aircraft displays at HAMM in Tyler
Part of the outdoor aircraft displays at HAMM in Tyler
U.S. Air Force jets at Tyler HAMM
(L to R) F-100 Super Sabre, F-4 Phantom II, F-105 Thunderchief
U.S. Air Force jets at Tyler HAMM
Aerial view of outdoor aircraft displays in Tyler
Aerial view of outdoor aircraft displays in Tyler
Aerial view of the restoration hangar
Aerial view of the restoration hangar at Pounds Airport

Photographs of the F-104 Starfighter

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter S/N 56733
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter S/N 56733
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter in the markings of the 83rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Tyler, Texas
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter in the markings of the 83rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Tyler, Texas
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Buzz Number FG-733 in Tyler, Texas
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Buzz Number FG-733 in Tyler, Texas

Photographs of the Republic F-105D

Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief, S/N 60-0500
Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief, S/N 60-0500
Republic Aviation F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief, S/N 60-0500
Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief, S/N 60-0500
Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief, with Major Carl Decker cockpit markings, Tyler, Texas
Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief, with Major Carl Decker cockpit markings, Tyler, Texas
Republic F-105D Thunderchief
Republic F-105D Thunderchief
Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief
Republic F-105D Thunderchief

Photographs of the McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II

McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
Delivered March 1968, retired from service March 1988
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812, tail section
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812
McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II S/N 66-8812

Photographs of the North American F-100 Super Sabre

North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684 at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum in Tyler
Painted as 55-3537 FW-537 to resemble the F-100D flown in Viet Nam by Lt. Col. Paul N. Cohagan, in his memory; restoration funds were provided by the Cohagan family
Plane on loan from the Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, OH
Read an article about the restoration of this F-100
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684 painted as 55-3537 FW-537
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684 painted as 55-3537 FW-537
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684 painted as 55-3537 FW-537
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684 painted as 55-3537 FW-537
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684 painted as 55-3537 FW-537
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684 painted as 55-3537 FW-537
North American F-100A Super Sabre 53537
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684 painted as 55-3537 FW-537
North American F-100A Super Sabre of the Tactical Air Command
North American F-100A Super Sabre S/N 53-1684 painted as 55-3537 FW-537

Photographs of the FJ-4 Fury

North American FJ-4 Fury
North American FJ-4 Fury

Photographs of the T-2C Buckeye

North American Aviation T-2 Buckeye B/N 157034
North American Aviation T-2 Buckeye B/N 157034
North American Aviation T-2 Buckeye Bureau Number 157034
North American Aviation T-2 Buckeye B/N 157034
North American Aviation T-2 Buckeye B/N 157034
North American Aviation T-2 Buckeye B/N 157034, tail section

Photos of the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star S/N 0-80221
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star S/N 0-80221
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star S/N 0-80221

Photos of the Cessna T-37B Tweet

Cessna T-37B Tweet S/N 62-952, 1st Lt. Anna Whitehead
Cessna T-37B Tweet S/N 62-952, 1st Lt. Anna Whitehead

Some of the Many Indoor Display areas at HAMM in Tyler

One of the many indoor displays ... airline uniforms of the past
Viet Nam Memorial indoors at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum in Tyler
Viet Nam Memorial


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