March Field Air Museum

An AAM Accredited Museum

Where stories of civilian and military aviation and March Field come alive! 

1941 – 2016

It all started here at March Field

      MFAM home to new National Memorial


July 25, 2014


I am so proud that President Obama signed my legislation today to designate the Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial at Riverside's March Field Air Museum as a national memorial. This designation will give long-overdue recognition to the courageous military aviators in California and across America who have distinguished themselves by heroism in aerial flight. 

For a list of documented Distinguished Flying Cross recipients, please click here. To read more about the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act, please click here.



Barbara Boxer

United States Senator

Whats New at the Museum


Now open, the March Field’s Officer’s Club Exhibit features original cast bronze lighting fixtures, dress, formal and service uniforms from San Bernardino native Colonel Junius Dennison Jr. in a beautifully recreated Mission Revival style interior reminiscent of the 1940s era club.


The exhibit uses artifacts and period recruiting films to bring museum patrons back into the exclusive domain of the Commissioned Officers stationed at March during the Second World War. Here Lieutenants, Captains, Majors, Colonels and Generals were relieved of the constant responsibility of impeccable behavior in front of the enlisted troops as demanded by generations of military tradition. You too can now relax and visit a world of comfort and privilege long forgotten.  



Attack will be launched as follows: Bombardment, attack to be made on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor at 7:30 a.m.... Attack to be made on Clark Field, Philippines at 10:40 a.m.

            – General Billy Mitchell, Winged Defense 1925.



December 7th, 1941 at 7:55 a.m. airpower pioneer Billy Mitchell’s prediction became vivid reality as lead elements of the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Ford Island, Hawaii. In little more than 90 minutes, 2,403 Americans were dead, five battleships were destroyed, six damaged and more than 200 aircraft lost. The U.S. Pacific Fleet and its homeport at Pearl Harbor lay in smoking shambles.


March Field Air Museum’s new exhibit brings this “day that will live in infamy” to life. Artifacts, photos and the MFAM exclusive documentary “Pearl Harbor” featuring interviews with five Pearl Harbor veterans are displayed in the setting of a U.S. Navy ship’s ready room.




Written between October 1942 and January 1944, Staff Sergeant Roger’s captivating letters form the basis of this engaging, entertaining and ultimately heartbreaking exhibit. From a naïve teenager to a veteran at the age of 21 the exhibit takes this young volunteer from enlistment through the challenges of radio school, air gunner training, bomber familiarization at March Field and ultimately, to combat in the Central Pacific.  Nearly lost, his letters were saved through the intercession of the March Field Air Museum staff and have been developed into a comprehensive telling of the common man’s experience of war.


The second installment of the museum's timeline exhibits, the 1920s display, brings the visitor into a simulated wooden hangar maintenance area to view a number a period artifacts in an interactive setting. From a period pilot's logbook, a leather flight helmet and a MORSE biplane wing under repair, to a Curtiss OXX - 6 aircraft engine the display immerses each visitor into the world of 1920's March Field.


Where stories of civilian and military aviation and March Field come alive!


ADMISSION                                                             LOCATION

$10.00 12 years old and up                                       22550 Van Buren Blvd.

$ 5.00  5-11 years old                                               Riverside, CA 92518

Free     4 years old and under                                     951.902.5949

Free    Current Military and Reserves

           with DOD ID card


We are Open: 

Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and most Holidays


We are Closed:

New Years Day - Thanksgiving - Christmas

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