Honoring the patriotic service of the men and women who serve our country is an important part of our mission at Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, and we take great pride in our extensive collection of military aircraft, artifacts, and exhibits. Whether participating in battle or providing support, these military aircraft and helicopters served an important role in U.S. military history.
Immerse yourself in wartime aviation with our exciting array of fighters and bombers, while also learning more about the personal histories of the great veterans and pilots who worked on these outstanding machines.
Whether transporting troops, evacuating injured soldiers, or executing strategic reconnaissance missions, helicopters have changed the landscape of modern warfare. Explore our exhibits to learn more about this versatile military craft.
Designed for accurate and effective attacks on land and sea targets, bombers have played a pivotal role in U.S. history. As a highlight of our bomber exhibit, you can step inside a fully restored B-17 Bomber, best known for its surprisingly successful daylight raids on Germany during World War II. You won’t want to miss this unique exhibit.
World War II Bombers
Korea & Vietnam Era Bombers
Unlike bombers, fighter aircraft are created for air-to-air combat and designed to be fast, maneuverable, small, and light. Take a closer look at the streamlined fighters that changed the landscape of war from World War II to modern-day conflicts. From the famous British Spitfire that intercepted marauding German bombers during World War II to the powerful F-15A Eagle that proved a pivotal fighter in the first Gulf War, you’ll lose yourself in this massive array of exciting aircraft.
World War I Fighters
World War II Fighters
Vietnam & Korea Era Fighters
Building a successful military means developing support systems for transporting soldiers, weapons, and supplies; executing effective reconnaissance; and training soldiers to the top of their ability. Learn more about the important roles that aircraft played as part of our expansive military exhibit.
Knowing what you face ahead is half the battle. From reconnaissance balloons deployed in the Napoleonic era to the SR-17 Blackbird, reconnaissance aircraft have played a pivotal role in military history. Learn more about these important aeronautic breakthroughs, and see some of the actual aircraft that served this important role.
From the “Gooney Bird” to the “Spruce Goose,” military cargo planes have played a pivotal role in military history. Whether transporting supplies, troops, or weapons, these planes are key to military success. Learn more about these workhorse aircraft and even step inside the original Spruce Goose to explore its vast cargo bay.
Even the greatest Ace needs to start with the basics. Flying purpose built single seat fighters would overwhelm even the most promising prospective pilot, and hugely expensive bombers and transports need to be reserved for active service. So training aircraft are vital to giving future pilots the first step into a life in the cockpit.
Targets and Drones
Pilots and Veterans
Each of our exhibits celebrates the lives of innovators, pilots, and veterans who courageously pioneered flight in these remarkable machines
Each of our exhibits celebrates the lives of innovators, pilots, and veterans who courageously pioneered flight in these remarkable machines.
As part of our mission to honor the patriotic service of our veterans, we created the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor to celebrate our local heroes and additionally offer veteran tours to help our visitors gain a unique insight into each exhibit
Veteran Tours Take a tour from a veteran and meet one of the brave men and women who worked on our historic aircraft. Because many of our volunteer docents are veteran pilots, with prior notification, you can take a tour from someone with first-hand experience to gain a unique insight into our captivating exhibits.
Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor The Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor celebrates the lives of our local heroes with an exhibit highlighting the special veterans that called Oregon home.