Honoring All Who Served in WWII

The Bastrop County Historical Society needs help completing its permanent World War II exhibit for its history museum in Bastrop, Texas.  The last piece needed for this important exhibit is the painting of a model C-47 airplane that will include authentic paint colors, aircraft serial number, USA star insignias, the squadron designation on the nose, and distinctive black and white D-Day stripes on the wings. The model is 1/8 inch scale which means the wing span is 12 feet and fuselage eight feet. It has been fiber glassed, sanded, and primed. 

World War II pilots were trained to fly the C-47 at the nearby Del Valle Army Air Base, later changed to Bergstrom Air Force Base, and then Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The plane was used to carry cargo and transport personnel.  One of its most notable missions was to transport 13,000 paratroopers behind enemy lines on D-Day of the Normandy invasion. 

Each of the museum's exhibits is educational, professionally executed, and historically accurate. The model plane is no exception. Over 2,500 volunteer hours have gone into handcrafting the model which includes lights, rotating props and pilots in period-correct flight gear.

This historically correct model airplane is in need of "museum quality" painting - estimated at $5,000.  Your help is needed.  Once the goal is reached, funding will be suspended. All funds will be put towards painting the model C-47.

The Bastrop County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
  • Doris Kershaw 
    • $2,299 
    • 45 mos
  • Susan Patterson 
    • $80 
    • 46 mos
  • Don Yurewicz 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
  • Jenny South 
    • $51 
    • 46 mos
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Bastrop County Historical Society 
Bastrop, TX
Bastrop County Historical Society 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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