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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 “flak,” defenses. Click here for details about the
  • 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 color lenses. Click here for details about the
  • Flag from the German organization responsible for antiaircraft defense and early warning

    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. Flag from the German organization responsible for antiaircraft defense and early warning in Belgium and northern France. Click here for details about the Memphis
  • 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 strategic bombing campaign.  Click here for details about
  • 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 bases. Click here for details about the Memphis
  • 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 estimation training.  Click here for details
  • 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 August 1943 Ploesti raid. Click here for details
  • 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 seat with a table knife. Click here for details about
  • 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 against Ploesti in 1944.  Click here for details
  • 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 Air Force. Click here for details about the
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