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Mask Policy:
In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.

Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Additional information available here.

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  • A-7D Sit-In Cockpit

    Note: Visitors are permitted to sit in this cockpit.This A-7D ejection seat trainer familiarized pilots with proper ejection procedures during simulated in-flight emergencies. The LTV A-7 Corsair II was a single-seat attack aircraft flown by the US Air Force from 1968 until its retirement in the early 1990s.Click here to return to the Cold War
  • Aircraft Insigne, 139th Aero Squadron

    Note: This item is currently in storage This insigne was removed from the wreckage of Lt. David E. Putnam’s SPAD XIII aircraft during WWI. Lt. Putnam was shot down and killed on September 12, 1918 by a flight of eight German aircraft after flying to the aid of an allied observation plane.  Lt. Putnam flew with the Lafayette Flying Corps prior to
  • Aircraft Insigne, 138th Aero Squadron from WWI

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This insigne was cut from the fabric of a SPAD VII aircraft flown by Capt Walter H. Schultze, the commanding officer of the 138th Aero Squadron.  Capt Schultze was killed in an aircraft accident near Anderach, Germany on June 28, 1919.  The squadron insignia was designed by Sgt Samuel Dilly, Jr. of
  • Air Service Recruitment Poster

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Many were eager to join the war effort, and war posters were an exciting way to inspire young recruits in World War I.  This 1917 poster, with artwork by J. Paul Verrees, was created to recruit young aviators to serve at the Front, “Join the Air Service and Serve in France – Do it Now.”Click here to return to
  • Andrew J. LaBoiteaux

    Note: This item is currently in storage. The road to becoming a pilot during World War I was neither fast nor easy. Andrew J. LaBoiteaux, of Middletown, Ohio, began his journey in August, 1917 at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Cincinnati. After completing a course of studies at the School of Military Aeronautics at The Ohio State University
  • 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
  • Aerojet-General LR87 Liquid Rocket

    The LR87 is a liquid-fueled rocket engine first used on Titan Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). LR87 variants also powered the first stages of Titan space boosters in the Gemini manned spaceflight program and various Titan space launch vehicles. Though this powerful engine is in reality two engines working together, it is considered a
  • Austro-Hungarian Balloon Corp Collar Insignia

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This insignia was worn by members of the Balloon Corp of the Austro-Hungarian Army. The Austro-Hungarian Army was the combined military force of Austria and Hungary during World War I. During WWI, observation balloons were used by all major powers for intelligence gathering and artillery spotting. In 1914
  • American Expeditionary Forces Field Service Postcard

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This concise, standardized postcard was developed by American commanders to improve morale and hasten the line of communication between troops at the Front and their nervous families waiting back home. Regular use of this card streamlined postal correspondence and gave hard-pressed censors a needed break in
  • Allison V-3420

    The V-3420 is a 24-cylinder double-vee, twin-crankshaft, liquid-cooled engine derived from the V-1710, a 12-cylinder engine that powered such World War II aircraft as the Lockheed P-38, Bell P-39 and the Curtiss P-40.Essentially, the V-3420 is two V-1710 engines mounted on a single crankcase with the two crankshafts geared together. It powered

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