- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A new military museum at the Reno-Stead airport showcases the history of the Stead Air Force Base and the Reno Army Air Base.

About 25 veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam and their families attended the Wednesday opening of “Reno-Stead: A Proud History.”

The Reno Army Air Base was renamed in 1951 to honor 1st Lt. Croston Stead. The Reno native died in December 1949 while flying his P-51 Mustang during a training mission at the base.

The airport exhibit includes more than 65 pieces of memorabilia and hundreds of photos from servicemen. There is also a video showing the training that used to take place at Reno-Stead.


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