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Mask Policy:
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.
Additional information available here.

Road Construction:
Please note Springfield Street, the road that leads to the museum’s entrance, is undergoing construction through the beginning of September. Expect lane reductions and some delays. Please follow the signs and instructions provided by the road crews.

  • Control wheel center cap

    Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Control wheel center cap from the Memphis Belle. These caps were often removed as souvenirs by bomber crewmen.Click here for details about the Memphis BelleTM
  • Senior Pilot Wings worn by Capt Morgan

    Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Senior pilot wings worn by Robert Morgan, who was the Memphis Belle’s pilot and aircraft commander.Click here for details about the Memphis BelleTM Exhibit
  • Flight suit worn by SSgt Winchell

    Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Flight suit worn by Memphis Belle waist gunner SSgt William “Bill” Winchell. Winchell was credited with downing an Fw 190 fighter.Click here for details about the
  • Flying boots worn by TSgt Hanson

    Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. British-made flying boots worn by Memphis Belle radio operator TSgt Robert “Bob” Hanson.Click here for details about the Memphis BelleTM Exhibit Opening Events
  • Dog tags worn by Capt Morgan

    Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Dog tags worn by Memphis Belle pilot and aircraft commander Capt Robert Morgan.Click here for details about the Memphis BelleTM Exhibit Opening Events May 17-19,
  • .50-cal. rounds found in Memphis Belle

    Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. These .50-cal. rounds were found under the bombardier compartment of the Memphis Belle after it came back to the U.S.Click here for details about the Memphis
  • Armored flak goggles

    Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Armored flak goggles issued to Memphis Belle navigator Capt Charles “Chuck” Leighton.Click here for details about the Memphis BelleTM Exhibit Opening Events May
  • SSgt Miller’s uniform coat

    Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Memphis Belle waist gunner SSgt E. Scott Miller’s uniform coat. He flew 16 missions with the crew, but did not go on the war bond tour.Click here for details
  • Flak-damaged M1911 .45-cal pistol and cap badge

    Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Flak-damaged M1911 .45-cal pistol and cap badge worn by Sgt Roy Zeran, 97th Bomb Group, when his B-17 was shot down on November 20, 1942. (The cap badge is
  • Utility bag used by SSgt Winchell

    Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Utility bag used by Memphis Belle waist gunner SSgt William “Bill” Winchell. Click here for details about the Memphis BelleTM Exhibit Opening Events May 17-19,
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