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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mercury Spacecraft

    Project Mercury was the first American human spaceflight program. Its goals were to put astronauts into orbit around the Earth, to find out if they could survive and work in space, and recover the crewmen and spacecraft safely. Between 1961 and 1963, six successful flights proved Americans could fly in space.Mercury flights lasted from 15 minutes
  • Selection of Lyrics from the Ye A.E.F Hymnal

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This short booklet, "Ye A.E.F Hymnal: A Collection of the Doughboy Lyrics that Smoothed the Road from Hoboken to the Rhine," contains 17 humorous songs collected from the Front. It was published in Nancy, France, in 1918-1919 by Berger-Levrault and originally sold for 3.75 francs. The booklet was purchased
  • 50th Aero Squadron M1917 Infantry Helmet

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This helmet was worn by Lt. Milton K. Lockwood of the 50th Aero Squadron, who piloted DH-4 aircraft and survived three crash landings.The 50th Aero Squadron was organized on Aug. 6, 1917 at Kelly Field No. 1, Texas, with 149 men. The squadron received training in engine repair, aerial bombing, gunnery,
  • Photographs of the 8th Balloon Company

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This collection of photos follows the 8th Balloon Company from training at Fort Omaha, Neb., to the Front. The 8th Balloon Company was one of 17 balloon companies to see combat in World War I.The company departed Fort Omaha for overseas duty on Jan. 17, 1918. After their arrival in France, the company moved
  • Boeing Inertial Upper Stage Space Payload Booster

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) is an unpiloted upper-stage booster rocket used from 1982-2004. After launch on an unmanned rocket or inside a space shuttle, the IUS boosted its payload into a higher orbit or sent planetary and solar probes on their way through space.Twenty-four IUS vehicles were launched.
  • The U.S. Air Force in Space

    Since the beginning of the space age after World War II, the U.S. Air Force has provided technical expertise and leadership in developing and using space technology to preserve national security.The USAF has been a leader in missiles, astronautics and orbital technology. It has developed, launched and controlled satellites of all kinds; maintained
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