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  • Luftwaffe antiaircraft gunner uniform 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. Luftwaffe (German Air Force) antiaircraft gunner uniform badge.  Bomber crews faced deadly antiaircraft, or

  • K-3 signal lamp

    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. K-3 signal lamp, also known as an Aldis lamp, used by bomber crews to communicate using Morse code and different

  • Bomb in a pickle barrel trophy

    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. Gen Ira Eaker received this commemorative “bomb in a pickle barrel” trophy to recognize his role in the

  • Spotter cards

    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. Playing cards with aircraft recognition drawings, known as “spotter cards,” could be found everywhere on bomber

  • WW II View-Master

    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. During WW II, View-Master produced about 100,000 stereo viewers and millions of discs for recognition and range

  • Shirt worn by POW Lt Warner

    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. 2nd Lt Raymond “Jack” Warner wore this shirt during his time as a POW after being wounded and shot down on the

  • Map carved by POW Harold Cooke

    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. POW Harold Cooke, a B-24 bombardier shot down over Regensburg in February 1944, carved this map from a chair

  • Armored helmet hit by flak

    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 helmet hit by flak, and which saved the life of TSgt Philip Jones, a B-24 flight engineer, on a raid

  • Hand-painted leather patch

    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. Hand-painted leather 727th Bomb Squadron patch worn by 1st Lt Robert Henbest, a B-24 bombardier in the Fifteenth

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