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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

History of
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).

Norton Air Force

Base Museum

This mission of the Norton AFB Museum is to preserve, honor, and promote the history of the Norton Air Force Base.

Ways To Help Support The Museum

Buy A Brick

Norton Air Force Museum is continuing the sale of Memorial bricks to be placed around the Veterans monument.

Gift Shop

To commemorate and support the Norton Air Force Base Museum, we have many items to purchase in our Gift Shop.

Come to Events

Throughout the year, the Norton Air Force Base Museum participates and holds special events to help commemorate the NAFB.

Direct Donation

Please join us in celebrating, educating and preserving the memory of the 63rd Airlift Wing at Norton Air Force Base.

In Remembrance
Paul Minert
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.

 

Respectfully;

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.

Open 2 days a week:

Thursday  10am-2pm

Saturday  10am-2pm

Location:

The museum is located in the

Norton Regional Event Center

(Former NCO Club)

1601 E. 3rd Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408

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