The Silent Wings Museum should be on your list of the top things to do in Lubbock! Make plans to visit and learn more about World War II Glider Pilots!
#DidYouKnow that several Horsa gliders were brought to the U.S. for testing and training? Ervin N. Holloway was a glider mechanic and in the course of his work he got to check out a Horsa glider at Sheppard Field (now Sheppard Air Force Base). He had a rather scary experience on that flight.
"While test hopping British Horsa Glider… at 2000 feet hit heavy weather and tore wing boards and parapack covers loose. Thought for a while was going to have to bail out but finally got back to ground safely."
Holloway is one of the mechanics in this photo checking out the British Horsa glider at Sheppard Field.