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Johnson's Texas library is making a push for the Air Force One in Dayton
The plane is now in Dayton and Ohio lawmakers want to keep it that way
Story by JERRY KENNEY


 
Johnson taking the oath of office aboard the Air Force One now housed in Dayton.
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The Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Texas wants to adopt President Kennedy’s Air Force One that’s now at the Air Force museum in Dayton. As member station WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports, the request isn’t sitting well with Ohio leaders.

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The plane that served as Air Force One for Presidents Kennedy through Clinton is part of the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton. Now, the LBJ Library has asked the Air Force to transfer the aircraft to its collection.

Tom Johnson, with the LBJ Foundation, says the plane was important to President Johnson, who was sworn in on it following Kennedy’s assassination.

“It also is the plane President Nixon sent to Texas to retrieve President Johnson’s body, after his death, to bring it to Washington for him to lie in state, and then to return him to Texas for his final services at the LBJ Ranch.”

Yet, Johnson says the library in Austin, Texas, doesn’t want to create any adversaries at the Air Force museum, or among Ohio’s lawmakers. Congressman Mike Turner of Dayton believes the move could set an unwelcome precedent.

“We want to make certain that this doesn’t become a habit of presidential libraries seeking the planes that really should be on public view, public display as part of the Air Force Museum.”

Museum officials in Dayton have said they have no plans to move or loan the plane out, and there’s been no word yet from the Air Force on the subject.

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Hey, tell them we'll trade it for the Space Shuttle we're owed.


Posted by: Ed March (Canton, OH) on January 17, 2014 8:01AM
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