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Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Three-star general’s flag flown on Lt Gen James “Jimmy” Doolittle’s staff car while he commanded the Eighth Air Force.
Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. A-2 jacket worn by Delbert Kale, an Eighth Air Force pilot who flew 35 combat missions from September 1944 to March 1945.
Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. German Air Raid Warning Service civilians, who notified the population of imminent bomber attacks, wore these helmets.
Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Memphis Belle gunner SSgt William “Bill” Winchell’s enlisted aircrew member badge.  Winchell was credited with downing an Fw 190 fighter.
Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Lt Col Robert Kratz, a 455th BG B-24 bombardier who flew 52 combat missions, was holding this cap when a fragment passed through it.
Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Luftwaffe (German Air Force) antiaircraft gunner uniform badge.  Bomber crews faced deadly antiaircraft, or “flak,” defenses.
Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Field jacket worn by B-24 tail gunner Sgt Larry Gardner.  During his tour, he was shot down and rescued by Italian partisans.
Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Sgt Richard Benson, a ball turret gunner in the 34th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, painted his missions on these uniform trousers.
This wooden swagger stick was made in France for Captain E.V. Rickenbacker during his service in World War I. Spiraling up the surface of the stick is a carved wooden snake marked down the back with 26 black German Crosses-representing Rickenbacker's 26 aerial victories over his German opponents.
DAYTON, Ohio -- The Air Force’s customized Vapor Special Ops Supercar on display in the museum's third building. (U.S. Air Force photo)
DAYTON, Ohio -- The Air Force’s customized Vapor Special Ops Supercar on display in the museum's third building. (U.S. Air Force photo)
DAYTON, Ohio (11/15/2017) -- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force restoration crews continue the painting process on the Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle™. Plans call for the aircraft to be placed on permanent public display in the WWII Gallery here at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on May 17, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
This ring reads “A OF A.”  Captain E.V. Rickenbacker was called America’s Ace of Aces, due to his accruing the highest number of American aerial victories against the Germans during World War I— 26.  

This ring is also engraved with the following designs:  Both sides have the Hat-in-the-Ring emblem of the 94th Aero Squadron which Rickenbacker commanded during his World War I service;  below the Hat-in-the-Ring design is a branch of leaves;  the leaf design continues along the raised top edge of this ring, with flowers engraved in each corner.  The inside of this ring is engraved:  Capt. E.V. Rickenbacker.
Interior view of the Douglas C-124C Globemaster II on display in the Korean War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Interior view of the Douglas C-124C Globemaster II on display in the Korean War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Interior view of the Douglas C-124C Globemaster II on display in the Korean War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Interior view of the Douglas C-124C Globemaster II on display in the Korean War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Interior view of the Douglas C-124C Globemaster II on display in the Korean War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Interior view of the Douglas C-124C Globemaster II on display in the Korean War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Interior view of the Douglas C-124C Globemaster II on display in the Korean War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force