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Preddy Memorial Foundation

  • Clarksville, VA
  • http://www.preddy-foundation.org

Mission Statement

Founded in 1993 by Joe & Betty Noah under the Charitable Gift Fund (Fidelity Investments), and incorporated in 1996 with an IRS exemption, the PMF believes that George Preddy, the top Mustang ace of World War II, and his younger brother, Bill, should be remembered. PMF seeks to memorialize them and their comrades-in-arms by developing exhibits in their honor; by applying for George's enshrinement in the National Aviation Hall of Fame; by applying for George's enshrinement in the Commemorative Air Force Combat Airman Hall of Fame; by helping to establish a North Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame and having George enshrined there; by lobbying to have an airport named for the Preddy brothers - military or civilian; by promoting books, video tapes, movies, brochures and other media that may make their names better known. A recent activity has resulted in the production of a one-hour documentary on the 352nd Fighter Group, George's group. The production of a documentary film to be shown of PBS entitled CAROLINA ACE is being funded by the PMF. We are working hard to raise the funds necessary to produce this documentary on George Preddy, the world's top P-51 Mustang ace!

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ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Joseph Noah

Keywords

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Military World War II Aviation Aircraft Heroes Memorial

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Also Known As

PMF

EIN

56-1996893

 Number

8166652370

Physical Address

86 Goat Island Ct

Clarksville, VA 23927 3518

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Program 1

In 1993, the PMF launched its first project: to design, develop and install an exhibit in the terminal building at the Piedmont Triad International Airport serving the Preddy brothers hometown of Greensboro, NC. The exhibit was completed in 1998. It includes an exhibit case (6 feet tall, 10 feet long and 3 feet deep) with portraits of George & Bill, photos of family and friends, and six 1/48th scale models of the aircraft flown by the brothers (a P-40, a P-47, and four P-51s). The case also contains a TV designed to play an interactive CD. This project cost the PMF about $25,000. The exhibit case was unveiled at the Greensboro Historical Museum in May 1998; it was moved to the airport terminal building in December of 1998. A one-fifth scale model of George's famous P-51 Mustang named Cripes A'Mighty 3rd was also completed and placed in the NC Aviation Museum at the Asheboro, NC airport. Another similar model was acquired in 2002 & placed in the NC Museum of History for two years; that model now hangs in Charlotte's Douglas Airport Terminal Building. Other projects include getting the Preddys recognition in the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio (a bust of George is located there), the 8th Air Force Heritage Museum in Savannah, GA (a bust is now on display there), the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the American Fighter Aces Museum in Seattle, WA and the American Air Museum in Britain (located at Duxford, England), and the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, CA, and other places. In 2004, George Preddy was inducted into the American Combat Airmen Hall of Fame, Commemorative Air Force, Midland, TX. We are hopeful that he will be inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame soon.

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Principal Officer

Joseph Noah

BIO

Joseph W. Noah, past President/Founder and now Treasurer, is a first cousin to the Preddy brothers. Mr. Noah, like his cousins, served his country: he joined the US Maritime Service in 1945; he spent two years in the US Marine Corps, and seven years as a regular officer in the US Air Force, and five more in the USAF Reserve. He holds a bachelors degree in industrial engineering from NC State University and a Master of Science degree from Stanford University. Mr. Noah held positions at The RAND Corporation, The Center for Naval Analyses, Planning Research Corporation, and finally established his own research firm from which he retired in 1983.

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BOARD CHAIR

Van B Noah M.D.

Preddy Memorial Foundation

Term: May 2009 -

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