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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.
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  • Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage.The two-seat, single-engine T-6A Texan II was designed to serve as the primary instruction aircraft for both the U.S. Air Force and Navy's pilot training programs. The T-6A was selected as the standardized aircraft for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS), a planned training integration
  • Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle™

    Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress flew in every combat zone during World War II, but its most significant service was over Europe.  Along with the B-24 Liberator, the B-17 formed the backbone of the USAAF strategic bombing force, and it helped win the war by crippling Germany’s war industry.   The B-17’s design emphasized
  • Boeing B-17D "The Swoose"

    Please Note: Work on this aircraft has temporarily been suspended as the Restoration Division focuses on other top priorities.This aircraft is the oldest surviving B-17 Flying Fortress and the only D model in existence. Originally named Ole Betsy, this B-17D participated in several bombing missions in the desperate weeks after Pearl Harbor. Later
  • Boeing CIM-10 Bomarc

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Bomarc ("Bo" for Boeing and "marc" for Michigan Aeronautical Research Center), originally designated as the XF-99 and IM-99, was a surface-launched, pilotless interceptor missile designed to destroy enemy aircraft. Propelled at launch by a rocket booster until it reached sufficient speed for its ramjets
  • Berlin Airlift “Little Vittles” Parachute

    Note: This item is currently in storage.These parachutes were used during the Berlin Airlift to drop candy to German children living in Berlin.Donated by the Paesler family.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.  Find Out More

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The BATCAM (Battlefield Air Targeting Camera Autonomous Micro-Air Vehicle) was developed by the Munitions Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory and first flew in 2003. It was designed as a very light battlefield surveillance UAV for the USAF's BAO (Battlefield Air Operations) kit.The BATCAM is
  • B-24D Landing Gear Handle

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This item was recovered from the crash site of B-24D "Lady Be Good" by Col. (Ret.) Benjamin S. Lambeth Jr., then-vice commander (1959-1963) of the 7272nd Air Base Wing, Wheelus Air Base, Tripoli, Libya.Donated by Dr. Benjamin S. Lambeth Jr.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • BC-608-A Contactor Unit Clock

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Installed in Allied aircraft as part of the Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) program during World War II, this system would send a signal for 14 seconds of every minute over the pilot's radio to the ground station. The pilot could not speak while the unit was broadcasting. Designed to fit in a standard
  • Bomb Groups

    2nd Bomb Group (H)5th Bomb Group (H)6th Bomb Group (VH)7th Bombardment Group7th Bomb Wing - B-36 Association8th & 13th Bombardment Squadrons (B-57 Bummers)9th Bomb Group (VH)11th Bombardment Group (H)12th Bombardment Group (M)13th Bomb Squadron13th Bomb Squadron/3rd Bomb Group (Korea)13th Bomb Squadron (B-57 Canberra)19th Bomb Group - front |
  • Battle at Takur Ghar: Roberts Ridge

     Note: President Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to the family of Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller, during a ceremony on Aug. 22, 2018 for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle at Takur Ghar. Click here to view the web page dedicated to Chapman as a Medal of Honor recipient.

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