Published May 18, 2015
Capt. William Groves, AC-119 navigator, gets the coordinates of enemy positions from an allied ground commander. With such devastating firepower, accurate positioning was essential. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Most gunships, like this AC-119G, were painted black on the bottom. It made them less visible from the ground at night. (U.S. Air Force photo)
U.S. Air Force gunships, like this AC-119K, were potent weapons against communist supply lines. (U.S. Air Force photo).
Staff Sgt. Harry R. Watters, AC-119 gunner, loads 1,500 rounds into a 7.62mm minigun. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Shadow “business card.” (U.S. Air Force photo)
Maj. Herman “Al” Heuss, chief pilot in the 71st Special Operations Squadron, an Indiana-based Air Force Reserve unit called to active duty in Southeast Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Stinger “business card.” (U.S. Air Force photo)
Please note Springfield Street, the road that leads to the museum’s entrance, is undergoing construction through the beginning of September. Expect lane reductions and some delays. Please follow the signs and instructions provided by the road crews.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located at:
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(near Dayton, Ohio)