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U.S. Air Force photo Bomber crew body armor
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.  Bomber crew body armor worn over clothing, it weighed about 13 lbs and could be quickly removed by pulling the red strap.Click here for details about the Memphis
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2017
U.S. Air Force photo German Bf 110 fighter recognition model
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.  Hundreds of thousands of resin recognition models, like this German Bf 110 fighter, were made during WWII to train Airmen. Click here for details about the
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2017
(U.S. Air Force photo) WWII Strategic Bombardment-German Fw 190 Recognition Model
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. Civilian volunteers carved thousands of recognition models, like this German Fw 190 fighter, during World War II.For more information, photos and videos of the
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2017
DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) Rearrangement of the Cold War Gallery
In January of this year museum staff rearranged the Eugene W. Kettering Cold War Gallery, which opened in 2003, to more accurately reflect the history and mission of the aircraft. The Cold War Gallery features aircraft that span the Cold War years and post-Cold War operations, to include the Global War on Terror.The Restoration staff realigned
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2017
DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum staff and volunteers are conducting conservation work, reinforcing floors and installing new Plexiglas and LED lighting in preparation for moving the Douglas VC-118 “The Independence” to the new fourth building. This photo shows one of the benches inside the aircraft before it was cleaned and repaired. (U.S. Air Force photo by Garry Guthrie) 'The Independence' interior receives a refresh
Visitors who walk through the Douglas VC-118 The Independence this summer will notice a more vibrant look to the 68-year-old presidential aircraft.Museum staff and volunteers worked diligently for more than three months to conduct conservation work, reinforce floors and install new Plexiglas and LED lighting in preparation for the aircraft's move
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2015
Museum Exhibit Specialists Caleb Still, and Jerry Miracle observe a 1:72 scale model aircraft layout at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.  These models are used to determine the exact aircraft layout for the museum’s fourth building by providing a three dimensional view.  The fourth building will house the Space, Presidential Aircraft, Research & Development  and Global Reach Galleries. (U.S. Air Force photo) Museum staff prepares aircraft for display in fourth building
While much of the focus for the fourth building has been on the actual structure, a lot of behind-the-scenes work is already taking place to prepare for the building to open to the public in 2016.Exhibits specialists like Jerry Miracle have been assembling a 1:72 scale model aircraft layout of the fourth building."We use these models to provide
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2014
DAYTON, Ohio -- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies aluminized cellulose nitrate dope to a the Stearman PT-13D Kaydet. This paint serves as a UV protectant which keeps the fabric from deteriorating. Plans call for the aircraft to be part of an expanded Tuskegee Airman exhibit in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) Restoration update: Work progresses on Stearman PT-13D Kaydet
The Restoration Division at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is currently restoring a Stearman PT-13D Kaydet aircraft, a standard primary trainer flown by the U.S. and several Allied nations during the late 1930s and Second World War. Plans call for this PT-13D to be part of an expanded Tuskegee Airman exhibit in the World War II Gallery
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2014
DAYTON, Ohio -- Jerry Archer, a volunteer machinist in the Restoration Division, works on a small part for the B-17F "Memphis Belle." (U.S. Air Force photo) Restoration volunteers show love of detail in their work
Their work is so intricate, so tiny, that you may not even notice it even if you peer closely at the aircraft on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.But it is essential - for the eight men who volunteer as machinists and draftsmen in the museum's Restoration Division, and for those who rely on the parts they manufacture to ensure
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Museum volunteer to be inducted into Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame
Anna Beall, a Dayton resident and volunteer at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Nov. 7 at Veterans' Memorial Auditorium in Columbus.The Hall is dedicated to recognizing Ohio veterans who, after their military service, put their skills and abilities to work in their
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2013
DAYTON, Ohio (08/2013) -- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force restoration specialists Brian Lindamood (left) and Casey Simmons lift one of the wings from the Stearman PT-13D Kaydet. (U.S. Air Force photo) World War II training aircraft undergoing restoration
In the front corner of the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force sits pieces of wood and metal in various stages of repair. Restoring a World War II aircraft to its former glory takes time and attention to detail.For restoration specialists Brian Lindamood and Casey Simmons, it's been exciting, yet challenging, to work on
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2013
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