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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. Luftwaffe (German Air Force) antiaircraft gunner uniform badge.  Bomber crews faced deadly antiaircraft, or “flak,” defenses. Luftwaffe antiaircraft gunner uniform badge
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. Click here for details about the
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2017
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. K-3 signal lamp, also known as an Aldis lamp, used by bomber crews to communicate using Morse code and different color lenses. K-3 signal lamp
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. K-3 signal lamp, also known as an Aldis lamp, used by bomber crews to communicate using Morse code and different color lenses. Click here for details about the
0 12/22
2017
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. Flag from the German organization responsible for antiaircraft defense and early warning in Belgium and northern France. Flag from the German organization responsible for antiaircraft defense and early warning
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. Flag from the German organization responsible for antiaircraft defense and early warning in Belgium and northern France. Click here for details about the Memphis
0 12/22
2017
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. Gen Ira Eaker received this commemorative “bomb in a pickle barrel” trophy to recognize his role in the strategic bombing campaign. Bomb in a pickle barrel trophy
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. Gen Ira Eaker received this commemorative “bomb in a pickle barrel” trophy to recognize his role in the strategic bombing campaign.  Click here for details about
0 12/22
2017
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. Playing cards with aircraft recognition drawings, known as “spotter cards,” could be found everywhere on bomber bases. Spotter cards
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. Playing cards with aircraft recognition drawings, known as “spotter cards,” could be found everywhere on bomber bases. Click here for details about the Memphis
0 12/22
2017
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. During WW II, View-Master produced about 100,000 stereo viewers and millions of discs for recognition and range estimation training. WW II View-Master
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. During WW II, View-Master produced about 100,000 stereo viewers and millions of discs for recognition and range estimation training.  Click here for details
0 12/22
2017
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. 2nd Lt Raymond “Jack” Warner wore this shirt during his time as a POW after being wounded and shot down on the August 1943 Ploesti raid. Shirt worn by POW Lt Warner
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. 2nd Lt Raymond “Jack” Warner wore this shirt during his time as a POW after being wounded and shot down on the August 1943 Ploesti raid. Click here for details
0 12/22
2017
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. POW Harold Cooke, a B-24 bombardier shot down over Regensburg in February 1944, carved this map from a chair seat with a table knife. Map carved by POW Harold Cooke
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. POW Harold Cooke, a B-24 bombardier shot down over Regensburg in February 1944, carved this map from a chair seat with a table knife. Click here for details about
0 12/22
2017
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. Armored helmet hit by flak, and which saved the life of TSgt Philip Jones, a B-24 flight engineer, on a raid against Ploesti in 1944. Armored helmet hit by flak
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. Armored helmet hit by flak, and which saved the life of TSgt Philip Jones, a B-24 flight engineer, on a raid against Ploesti in 1944.  Click here for details
0 12/22
2017
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. Hand-painted leather 727th Bomb Squadron patch worn by 1st Lt Robert Henbest, a B-24 bombardier in the Fifteenth Air Force. Hand-painted leather patch
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. Hand-painted leather 727th Bomb Squadron patch worn by 1st Lt Robert Henbest, a B-24 bombardier in the Fifteenth Air Force. Click here for details about the
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2017
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