Published April 29, 2015
Pacific Theatre of Operations, World War II.
DAYTON, Ohio -- This A-2 flying jacket was worn by the donor, Maj. Merwin J. Sherline or Conoga Park, Colo., as a B-17 crewmember with the 63rd Bomb Squadron in the Southwest Pacific, 1942-1943. (U.S. Air Force photo)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Japanese artifacts, including Japanese-made leaflets, a survival flag used by downed Japanese flyers, and a Japanese gunsight, are on display in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Japanese-made leaflets were designed to demoralize and entice Allied personnel to surrender. (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)