Published May 01, 2015
Lt. Col. Michael "Mike" C. Murphy (center), a pre-World War II stunt pilot who later directed the AAF glider pilot training program. He developed new tow techniques, assisted in the planning for the D-Day invasion of France and led the gliders into Normandy. Here, while preparing for medical evacuation to the United States, he received the Purple Heart for injuries suffered in the crash of the glider during the Normandy Invasion. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located at:
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(near Dayton, Ohio)