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In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.

Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
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Donation Wish List

Note: All donations must be approved by the museum's Collections Committee prior to being accepted.

Please email the donations mailbox prior to physically shipping anything to the museum. Click here for more information about donating an item to the museum.


The National Museum of the United States Air Force is always seeking donations of artifacts, archival material, and digital files related to the US Air Force, USAF Reserve, Air National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, and their predecessor organizations.  The examples listed on this webpage are not meant to be an exclusive list but represent some of the known gaps in the Museum’s collection that we hope to fill with your donation or assistance. 

Army Aviation 1860 to 1946

Below is a list of items we are seeking for Army Aviation 1860 to 1946. Click the arrow to expand the blocks for additional information.
  • Air Racing and Demonstration/Promotional Flights
  • Dirigibles/Airships and Balloons
  • Firearms, Weapons, and Accessories
  • Ground Equipment
  • Mexican Punitive Expedition
  • Opposition Forces Aviation and Anti-Aircraft
  • Pioneering Events and People in Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
  • Radar and other Early Warning Technology
  • Unmanned Systems (Drone/UAV)
  • Women in Army Aviation, Including: WACs, WAFs, WAAFS, WASPs

U.S. Air Force 1947 to Current Operations

Below is a list of items we are seeking for U.S. Air Force 1947 to current operations. Click the arrow to expand the blocks for additional information.
  • Cyberspace
  • Opposition Forces Aviation and Anti-Aircraft
  • Presidential Mission (SAMFOX)
  • Unmanned Systems (Drone/UAV)

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