The SILENT WINGS newsletter was a privately owned publication that served as the voice of the World War II Combat Glider Pilot for over twenty-eight years. After Mr. William K. Horn, the founder and editor, passed away on September 15, 2001, the publication of the newsletter stopped. In October 2002, the former South Plains Army Airfield site opened again as the new Silent Wings Museum. The Silent Wings Museum is a public institution that preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program by creating an environment for collecting, documenting, interpreting and exhibiting artifacts and information for public education and enjoyment. For more inforamtion on the Museum's history visit the Museum History page.
In 2002 the Museum established the Silent Wings Museum Newsletter, The Legacy of the World War II Glider Pilot. The primary purpose of this newsletter is to advise all members of the Museum about the status of the Silent Wings Museum and our related activities, as well as to continue the communications link with the National World War II Glider Pilots Association. (http://www.ww2gp.org/Newsletter.php) Below is an archive of some of the original SILENT WINGS newsletters.: