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  • German Bf 110 fighter recognition model

    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.  Hundreds of thousands of resin recognition models, like this German Bf 110 fighter, were made during WWII to train Airmen. Click here for details about the
  • WWII Strategic Bombardment-German Fw 190 Recognition Model

    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. Civilian volunteers carved thousands of recognition models, like this German Fw 190 fighter, during World War II.For more information, photos and videos of the
  • Rearrangement of the Cold War Gallery

    In January of this year museum staff rearranged the Eugene W. Kettering Cold War Gallery, which opened in 2003, to more accurately reflect the history and mission of the aircraft. The Cold War Gallery features aircraft that span the Cold War years and post-Cold War operations, to include the Global War on Terror.The Restoration staff realigned
  • 'The Independence' interior receives a refresh

    Visitors who walk through the Douglas VC-118 The Independence this summer will notice a more vibrant look to the 68-year-old presidential aircraft.Museum staff and volunteers worked diligently for more than three months to conduct conservation work, reinforce floors and install new Plexiglas and LED lighting in preparation for the aircraft's move
  • Museum staff prepares aircraft for display in fourth building

    While much of the focus for the fourth building has been on the actual structure, a lot of behind-the-scenes work is already taking place to prepare for the building to open to the public in 2016.Exhibits specialists like Jerry Miracle have been assembling a 1:72 scale model aircraft layout of the fourth building."We use these models to provide
  • Restoration update: Work progresses on Stearman PT-13D Kaydet

    The Restoration Division at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is currently restoring a Stearman PT-13D Kaydet aircraft, a standard primary trainer flown by the U.S. and several Allied nations during the late 1930s and Second World War. Plans call for this PT-13D to be part of an expanded Tuskegee Airman exhibit in the World War II Gallery
  • Restoration volunteers show love of detail in their work

    Their work is so intricate, so tiny, that you may not even notice it even if you peer closely at the aircraft on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.But it is essential - for the eight men who volunteer as machinists and draftsmen in the museum's Restoration Division, and for those who rely on the parts they manufacture to ensure
  • Museum volunteer to be inducted into Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

    Anna Beall, a Dayton resident and volunteer at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Nov. 7 at Veterans' Memorial Auditorium in Columbus.The Hall is dedicated to recognizing Ohio veterans who, after their military service, put their skills and abilities to work in their
  • World War II training aircraft undergoing restoration

    In the front corner of the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force sits pieces of wood and metal in various stages of repair. Restoring a World War II aircraft to its former glory takes time and attention to detail.For restoration specialists Brian Lindamood and Casey Simmons, it's been exciting, yet challenging, to work on
  • Hollywood helps Air Force connect with public

    The more than one million visitors who tour the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force each year may not realize there's a "movie star" in their midst. But as moviegoers flock to theaters this summer to see the latest Superman film, "Man of Steel," they'll catch a glimpse of the Boeing C-17 that now sits in the museum's Air Park.In addition to its
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