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DAYTON, Ohio -- An exterior view of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on the grounds of Wright-Patterson AFB on Oct. 27, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)
75th Anniversary of the USAF Exhibit
Grand Opening Celebration April 9, 2022
Military Aviation Museum
DAYTON, Ohio -- Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle on display in the WWII Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. B-17's flew in every combat zone during World War II, but its most significant service was over Europe. Along with the B-24 Liberator, the B-17 formed the backbone of the USAAF strategic bombing force, and it helped win the war by crippling Germany’s war industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Apollo 15 Command Module on display in the Space Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
DAYTON, Ohio -- North American XB-70 Valkyrie on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)
DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)
Numerous U.S. Air Force aircraft are on loan throughout the world through the USAF Heritage Program. Click on the links below to view the lists, organized by location and type of aircraft.
Aircraft on Loan (by Location)
Aircraft on Loan (by Description)
To learn more about our loan programs, visit our Loan Program Page.
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)
- Water bottles (clear, sealed bottle, up to 20 oz.)
- Camera bags
- Diaper bags
- Service animals
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.
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