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Edward V. Rickenbacker- 94th Aero Squadron
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has thousands of artifacts in its collection. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, each week through November 2018, a significant or interesting artifact from the museum's WWI collection will be featured on this page.
Use the links below to view past featured artifacts.
On April 12, 1919, a flag presentation ceremony was held in Paris in honor of the Air Service, A.E.F. Hundreds of banners, hand made by French women, were presented to representatives of the various U.S. squadrons that had served in France during WWI. Five of theses pennants are on display in the museum's Early Years Gallery. This item is currently in storage.
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All visitors may be screened with a metal detector upon entry. In addition all bags are subject to search and may be placed through an X-Ray machine. Weapons are not permitted including pocket knives and firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons, are specifically prohibited in Federal facilities in accordance with 18 USC §930 (c)
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Please note the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is not responsible for items left in vehicles.
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Individuals are permitted to take their own photographs or videos while touring the museum.