With no engine, it was only guts that fueled the
U.S. Military Gliders during World War II.
The pilots that flew and landed the gliders into some of the most dangerous areas during the war were heroes. And the majority of these heroes received their wings right here in Lubbock, Texas, at the South Plains Army Airfield, now home to the Silent Wings Museum. Check out this attraction and travel back in time right to the heart of World War II.
During World War ll, the U.S. Military Glider proved to be an invaluable resource. These gliders were made of just fabric and wood and landed silently in dangerous areas, completely undetected—long before stealth fighters were popular. At the Silent Wings Museum you can view one of the rare, fully restored World War ll gliders and marvel at the idea of flying and landing one of these contraptions behind enemy lines. The museum also houses three exhibit galleries, a multimedia theatre, a C-47 airplane, research library and museum store.