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IN OUR QUEST FOR SAFETY OF BOTH THE NORTON AFB MUSEUM GUESTS AND VOLUNTEER STAFFING,
THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
DUE TO THE THREAT OF THE CORONAVIRUS.
THE MUSEUM WILL REOPEN WHEN THIS THREAT HAS PASSED AND IT IS SAFE FOR GUEST AND OUR VOLUNTEERS ALIKE
Thank You for your understanding
Norton Air Force Base
Norton Air Force Base (1942–1994) was a United States Air Force facility located in San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County.
For the majority of its operational lifetime, Norton was a logistics depot and heavy-lift transport facility for a variety of military aircraft, equipment, and supplies as part of Air Materiel/Air Force Logistics Command (1946–1966), then as part of Military Airlift/Air Mobility Command (1966–1994).
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1947 - 2020
It is with a heavy heart that I must share with you, we said good-bye to Paul Minert (73), a long time fellow docent of Norton AFB Museum and a good friend. Paul passed away Saturday, April 04, 2020, at St. Bernardine’s Hospital. Cause of his death was believed to have been complications from recent surgery.
Born in Ames Iowa, he attended Elyria High School, Class of 66.
Paul devoted 20 yrs of his life to the United States Air Force having served 2 tours at Norton AFB CA. assigned to the 63rd Supply Sq., and the 63rd OMS Sq. Additionally, he also had assignments to Myrtle Beach AFB, Mather AFB, RAF Mildenhall UK, as well a Vietnam Veteran serving at Happy Valley Phan Rang RVN
Paul was involved in a number of volunteer interests that included San Bernardino Humane Society Critter Camp, Beech 18/CAS/AT11/JNB Group, Boeing Museum of Flight, Texas Tech Vietnam Archives, and the American Aviation Historical Society. He was also a founding key member of the Norton AFB Museum as well as the 63rd / 445th Norton Veterans Group. Additionally, Paul was also known for his photography.
Please keep Paul’s wife Phyllis in your thoughts and prayers as well as his twin brother Kirt, and sister Joan Carruthers. Condolences may be mailed to; 9634 Cypress Ave. Fontana CA 92335.
Paul will be sorely missed by the entire Norton AFB Museum Team and the 63rd / 445th Norton Veterans Group as all who had the pleasure to know and volunteer with him.
Robert M. Edwards (Bob)
President, Board of Directors
Norton AFB Museum and,
President, 63rd / 445th Norton Veterans Group
PS: It is unknown at this time what arrangements can be made pertaining to the mortuary, the VA, or the Riverside National Cemetery due to the COVID-19 Virus. These arrangements are pending. An announcement will be made when available.