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DAYTON, Ohio -- General Lee Kae Hoon (center), Republic of Korea Air Force Chief of Staff, explains the significance of items he has donated to Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles D. Metcalf, director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, during a visit on April 19, 2010. The items will be used in the museum's Korean War exhibit, which is being completely redesigned to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Libecap) Republic of Korea Air Force Chief of Staff donates items to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
General Lee Kae Hoon, Republic of Korea Air Force Chief of Staff, donated three items to the National Museum of the United States Air Force during a visit on April 19. The items will be used in the museum's Korean War exhibit, which is being completely redesigned to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War.The items
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Lt. Col. Bruce Hinton at Suwon Air Base in the summer of 1951. (U.S. Air Force photo) Family of first F-86 pilot to shoot down MiG-15 during Korean War donates items
The family of Col. Bruce Hinton, the first F-86 pilot to score a MiG-15 kill during the Korean War, donated several items to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. On Dec. 17, 1950, Hinton, who was commander of the 336th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, led a flight of four F-86s over northwestern North Korea. To
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Col. Joe Davis Jr. at his retirement from the U.S. Air Force with his "Four Queens," (left to right) daughter Scott, wife Ann, and daughters Chris and Jan in 1969. (U.S. Air Force photo) Pilot honored family during Korean War
During the Korean War, Thunderjet wing commander Col. Joseph Davis Jr. displayed exceptional leadership by personally leading many successful missions over North Korea. By war's end, he was the commander of all F-84 units stationed in Korea.Through the stresses of war, however, Davis could always remember his family. He named his F-84G Four Queens
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Computer generated image of the entrance to the new Korean War exhibit area. (U.S. Air Force graphic) What's New from the Curator: Winter 2009
With the 60th anniversary of the Korean War now just months away, we are really busy pressing forward with the new Korean War Gallery. So far, we have most of the aircraft moved into position with only a few more "tweeks" to be accomplished. These will be accomplished after the electrical contractors are through with their work. As part of the
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DAYTON, Ohio -- A volunteer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force demonstrates an aerospace principle during Family Day. (U.S. Air Force photo) Director's Update: Winter 2009
The Education Division has set a record in 2009 with over 140,000 participants in our wide-ranging programs. If you think that the education program equals yellow school buses bringing children to the National Museum, you are only seeing one aspect of this vital museum function.Our school programs offer the traditional docent-led tours,
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force offers a variety of educational programs for all ages. (Air Force Museum Foundation photo by Dan Patterson) Lots of fun, inexpensive educational activities for families in 2010
The museum is bringing education to the fingertips of parents, students and educators in ways that are fun, innovative and, most importantly, budget-friendly this year.Free monthly Family Days, held on the third Saturday of each month, allow adults and children of all ages to participate in activities that teach fun and simple aerospace
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DAYTON, Ohio - The Fairchild XSM-73 Bull Goose on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Fairchild XSM-73 Bull Goose now on display
Another unique, historical aircraft has been retrieved from storage, painstakingly restored by volunteers, and placed on public display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in its Research and Development Gallery. The latest addition is the little-known Fairchild XSM-73 Bull Goose, a pilot-less decoy missile that had been envisioned for an
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DAYTON, Ohio (10/2007) -- The B-17F "Memphis Belle" in restoration at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Dry ice used in restoration
Two historic Boeing B-17 bombers from World War II have undergone a unique method of preparation during their restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The B-17D The Swoose and the B-17F Memphis Belle have been blasted with dry ice to remove dirt, grime and old paint, particularly from difficult to reach areas such as
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DAYTON, Ohio (11/2009) -- These boxes of Civil Defense Fallout Shelter rations containing "Survival Ration Crackers" were found by a demolition contractor who was dismantling an old school in the Dayton area. (U.S. Air Force photo) What's New from the Curator: Fall 2009
As the deadline for this column approaches, it is always a bit of a quandary to pick out one or two donations from the many outstanding ones of the past months to share with you. While anguishing over this, yet another donation came to our front step. I felt this might be the one to share with you as it is a bit different but of keen interest to
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Boeing YQM-94A Compass Cope B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Director's Update: Fall 2009
Time again to pick up the thread on the museum's comprehensive collection of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and other autonomously directed air vehicles. In past issues, we've provided you with a brief description of these air vehicles on display, undergoing restoration and the few remaining in storage. Once we took a look at the listing, we
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