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The B-17 "Memphis Belle"™ and crew. (U.S. Air Force photo) "Memphis Belle" moves to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
A national aviation treasure and widely recognized symbol of American bravery and heroism during World War II is being relocated to the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum. The B-17F "Memphis Belle," the first aircraft to complete 25 successful bombing missions in Europe with all of its crew-members intact, will be moved to National
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Staff members assemble the Thor missile in the Missile & Space Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Fourth missile added to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force gallery
A product of the early Cold War race used to deploy nuclear armed missiles before the Soviets was recently added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Missile and Space Gallery. Standing nearly 65 feet tall, the "Thor" intermediate range ballistic missile was the fourth of ten missiles to be assembled in the gallery. As an intermediate
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DAYTON, Ohio -- "Dragon Lady: The U-2 and Early Cold War Reconnaissance" exhibit in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) U-2 and early Cold War reconnaissance exhibit opens at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
An exhibit highlighting the U.S. Air Force's early Cold War reconnaissance is open to the public at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. "Dragon Lady: The U-2 and Early Cold War Reconnaissance" exhibit joins the museum's permanent displays in the Cold War Gallery. The exhibit officially opened during a ceremony June 15. The Lockheed
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Restoration crews from Boeing and the National Museum of the United States Air Force work on the Boeing X-32A Joint Strike Fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo) Boeing X-32A Joint Strike Fighter arrives at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The X-32A, Boeing's Conventional Take-off and Landing entry for the Joint Strike Fighter program's concept demonstration phase, recently arrived at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The aircraft, which is currently being restored in the museum's restoration hangar, will go on display in the museum later this year. According to Museum
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The "Blue Moon Inventors" winning entry, named the "Off World Truck," featured a recharging station mounted on the lunar rover. This mobile recharging station would allow the astronauts on the moon to wear a much lighter and smaller backpack, making moving around and working much less strenuous. (U.S. Air Force photo) National Museum of the U.S. Air Force team among winners of 2005 Space Day National Design Challenges Competition
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's "Blue Moon Inventors" was named one of 19 winning teams, including "Best Overall" in their category, during Lockheed Martin's 2005 Space Day National Design Challenges competition. The theme of the 2005 contest was "Return to the Moon," and it was sponsored by Lockheed Martin in partnership with the
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4/20/05 - DAYTON, Ohio -- A new exhibit featuring the Air Force Office of Special Investigations opens at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff Fisher) Office of Special Investigations exhibit opens at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
An exhibit highlighting the U.S. Air Force's criminal investigative service is open to the public at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. "Eyes of the Eagle: The Air Force Office of Special Investigations" exhibit joins the museum's permanent displays in the Cold War Gallery. The exhibit officially opened April 20 when Air Force
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Members of the Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor reunion group look at the Bataan Death March exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) New exhibit honors Bataan Death March
A new exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force was recently unveiled to honor Airmen who defended the Bataan Peninsula against the Japanese and who later suffered in the Bataan Death March during World War II. Located in the museum's Air Power Gallery, the exhibit includes a P-35 aircraft, a mannequin depicting U.S. Army Air Forces
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Integration of the Air Force exhibit in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Exhibit at Air Force's national museum highlights service's historic, successful integration
The U.S. Air Force's historic and successful integration of black personnel into all-white units starting more than 50 years ago will serve as the subject of an exhibit opening at the National Museum of the United States Air Force on Feb. 2. Entitled "Integration of the USAF," the exhibit highlights President Harry S. Truman's Executive Order
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper addresses the audience during the museum's Redesignation Ceremony in October 2004. (U.S. Air Force photo) Name change heralds new era at Air Force's national museum
A dramatic era of change and growth continues to unfold at the Air Force's national museum with the institution launching a formal name change. The United States Air Force Museum has ceased to be, and the National Museum of the United States Air Force has been born. The institution announced the name change to the public during a ceremony Oct. 14.
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