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Navigating Ranch Hand

DAYTON, Ohio - Items in the Navigating Ranch Hand case, including an aircraft headset, stopwatch, map, ashtray, plaque and navigation instruments, on display in the Down in the Weeds: Ranch Hand exhibit in the Southeast Asia War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - Items in the Navigating Ranch Hand case, including an aircraft headset, stopwatch, map, ashtray, plaque and navigation instruments, on display in the Down in the Weeds: Ranch Hand exhibit in the Southeast Asia War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Flawless navigation was critical to mission success. If the wrong spot was sprayed, friendly areas would be damaged and crops destroyed. The items displayed in this case belonged to Capt. Harry Nehrig, a Ranch Hand navigator during 1968-1969. 

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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.

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