Important Announcement


Beginning Wednesday, August 1 portions of the World War II Gallery will be closed
from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. to relocate aircraft in the gallery. This work will occur
Monday through Friday for approximately three-weeks.

DAYTON, Ohio -- Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I as one of the nation's premier historical aviation events brings the excitement and adrenaline of early air power to Ohio, Sept. 22-23 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Celebrate National Aviation Day at Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Visitors will learn about achievements in aviation and aerospace from the Wright brothers' first flight to modern Air Force technology. Build and fly balsa gliders, see hand-on demos and more. Click on the picture for more information.
The B-17 Memphis Belle exhibit opened to the public exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943. The famed aircraft - the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe - was revealed to the public on May 17, 2018. Click the picture to view exhibit fact sheets.
2014-2018 commemorates the centennial of the First World War. High above the trenches, our soldiers witnessed the advent of military aviation, which forever altered the shape of modern combat and made WWI unlike any other conflict in human history. Aug. 4, 2014 marked the beginning of the centenary, which concludes on Nov. 11, 2018. Click the picture to view World War I news and featured artifacts.

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