First federally recognized Air National Guard unit in the nation! The origins of the 133rd Airlift Wing are traced back to the founding unit, the 109th Observation Squadron, known as the 109th Airlift Squadron today.
U.S. Army Capt. Raymond S. Miller, left, Lt. Col. W.C. Garis, center, and Gen. Walter Rhinow pose for a photograph in Falcon Heights, Minn., Sept. 26, 1921. Miller, Garis, and Walter flew to Washington D.C. to lobby for aviation units. (Courtesy photo submitted by the Minnesota Air National Guard Historical Foundation)
Selected works from my Americana Collection will be on display at the MSP International Airport Gallery (Concourse C) to celebrate the historic 100 years 133rd RW Aviation anniversary.
Veteran stories which inspired the works will be posted alongside the works and will be linked here after exhibit is active.
MSP International Airport
June - December 2021
(painting shown: in triumph shall wave)
Century in the SKY:
U.S. Army Capt. Ray S. Miller, right, and Lt. Col. William Garis pose in front of an aircraft Oct. 6, 1920, at Boring Field in Washington, D.C. Miller and Garis, along with Gen. Walter Rhinow, flew to Washington to lobby for the creation of the Air National Guard.
Selected images from this exhibit have been made available for purchase with proceeds donated to: Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network
St. Paul MN
If interested please inquire using contact page.