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  • 166th Aero Squadron Wooden Box

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The 166th Aero Squadron was organized at Kelly Field, Texas, in 1917. Shortly after, it moved to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, where the squadron received training with the Curtiss JN-4 and Standard J-1 aircraft. The 166th Aero Squadron served as a day bombardment squadron on the Western Front during World
  • Motor Transport Corps Medallion

    Note: This item is currently in storage.  At the beginning of World War I, the U.S. Army kept horses as its primary means of transportation of soldiers and movement of supplies and equipment. Even though automobiles had been in use for years before the war began, the U.S. Army maintained that horses were more dependable, less expensive and could
  • Motor Transport Corps Insignia

    Note: This item is currently in storage. The use of motor vehicles by the U.S. Army was in its infancy prior to and at the beginning of the United States’ involvement in World War I. Horses remained the main mode of transportation of soldiers and movement of supplies and equipment.  Training in the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles had not
  • Metatarsal Pads

    Note: This item is currently in storage. Combat boots during World War I tended to lack the cushion and shock absorption that modern-day combat boots are designed to have. These metatarsal pads were worn with the elastic strap over the top of one’s foot. They hold the pad in place over the bottom and just behind the ball of the foot at the arch
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II Cigarette Case

    Note: This item is currently in storage. The front exterior of this metal cigarette case displays a photo of Kaiser Wilhelm II, who was the last King of Prussia. He reigned from 1888 to 1918. His great-uncle was Frederick Wilhelm IV, who in 1842 designed the pickelhaube, which became the helmet worn by the Prussian army.  This cigarette case is
  • Prussian Cavalry Officer Helmet

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This spiked helmet, known as a pickelhaube (“point” and “bonnet or headgear”), was originally designed by King Frederick Wilhelm IV of Prussia in 1842. This helmet design was popular among the Russian and German militaries and police prior to and during World War I.  A variation of it is still seen today.
  • Lt. Guy Wiser

    Note: This item is currently in storage.On Sept. 26, 1918, Lt. Guy Brown Wiser of the 20th Aero Squadron was shot down during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and captured by German forces. The following day, he was permitted to fill out a card which was mailed to his mother, Alva Wiser, alerting her to his prisoner of war status.Almost a month after
  • World War I Aviator Pin

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Front design is a wreath with bow at bottom and a triptych crown at top. Centered within the wreath opening is a scene of an aircraft flying over mountains, fields and buildings in Europe.Back is engraved:HANS EHLSHOT DOWNJULY 1 1917BY LE ROY PRINZAt the outbreak of World War I, LeRoy J. Prinz went to France
  • Apollo 15 Command Module

    Command Module EndeavourApollo 15 was the fourth successful moon landing mission and the only Apollo mission with an all-U.S. Air Force crew. Col. David R. Scott, Lt. Col. James B. Irwin, and Maj. Alfred M. Worden flew this spacecraft, named Endeavour, to the moon in July 1971. The command module is named after the ship that carried Capt. James
  • Gemini Spacecraft

    Manned Orbiting Laboratory SpacecraftThis spacecraft was built for the U.S. Air Force’s Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program, a top-secret effort to take extremely detailed reconnaissance photographs of Cold War adversaries’ territory from space. The MOL program planned to use astronauts to operate cameras and evaluate the usefulness of humans

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