|Cory Graff, Aviation Author|
Curator, Writer, Historian
Cory grew up in the Pacific Northwest. His house in Tacoma was right under the flight path for McChord Air Force Base. Day and night, Cory would see a seemingly endless stream of Lockheed C-141 cargo planes headed for the runways on the other side of Commencement Bay.
Cory graduated from the University of Oregon and soon after went to work for the Museum of Flight in Seattle. He did writing and research tasks for the exhibits department and later assisted in the creation and installation of large exhibits including The Boeing Story, Wings Over Hollywood, and 747.
Perhaps the most complex and rewarding project Cory helped lead was the World War I Gallery in the Museum of Flight's Personal Courage Wing. The sprawling layout covered 25,000 square feet and contained 18 aircraft. As well, there were extensive scenes to illustrate the era, such as a bomb-damaged French farmhouse and a curving of trench scene.
Cory worked as the Curator at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum from 2008 to 2019. He is also a former Verville Fellow at the National Air & Space Museum. He is currently a curator at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Cory has authored ten books on the topic of history and aviation. See those books here.