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  • Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker and 94th Aero Squadron Insignia

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker was the charismatic commander of the 94th Aero Squadron and was America’s highest scoring ace of World War I. The 94th Aero Squadron was known informally as the “Hat in the Ring Squadron,” a name that was inspired by their insignia. Rickenbacker was fond of the design, as he describes
  • Convair B-58A Hustler

    The U.S. Air Force's first operational supersonic bomber, the B-58 made its initial flight on Nov. 11, 1956. In addition to the Hustler's delta wing shape, distinctive features included a sophisticated inertial guidance navigation and bombing system, a slender "wasp-waist" fuselage and an extensive use of heat-resistant honeycomb sandwich skin
  • Continental I-1430-9 Hyper

    The development of the liquid-cooled Continental Hyper high-horsepower engine began in 1932. It featured cylinders with "spherical" combustion chambers and sodium cooled exhaust valves. An upright V-12 engine was planned, but emphasis was later changed to an inverted V-12 engine for pursuit planes. Continental built the inverted V engine in 1938
  • Curtiss V-1570 Conqueror

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Curtiss Aeroplane and Engine Co. began producing its famous Conqueror engine in 1926. Although similar in general principles of design to the earlier Curtiss D-12 engine, the Conqueror was larger and more powerful. Originally rated at 600 hp, the engine's performance in several later versions was improved
  • Curtiss R-600

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Curtiss R-600 "Challenger" air-cooled engine, rated at 180 hp, was used in experimental versions of the PT-5 and PT-11 trainers during the 1929-1931 period. Although the R-600 was installed in only two military airplanes, it is historically significant because it was the Air Corps' first twin-row radial
  • Curtiss OX-5

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Thousands of OX-5 water-cooled engines were produced in the United States during World War I, primarily for the Curtiss Jenny airplane. This engine, a refinement of a 1914 design, was rated at only 90 hp. Compared to other airplane engines of the period, it was very reliable. Some OX-5 engines are still being
  • Curtiss K-12

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Curtiss K-12 was a milestone in the development of liquid-cooled aircraft engines and was regarded as one of the most advanced in the world for its time. Designed by Charles B. Kirkham and first tested in 1916, the K-12 featured a cast aluminum upper crankcase and integral cylinder blocks, four valves per
  • Convoy Bob

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Convoy Bob was created as a morale and motivating tool at the Basic Combat Convoy Course for the 2632nd Detachment, 457th Transportation Battalion. He was passed to a new deserving Airman weekly during their training at Camp Anderson-Peters, Texas, for demonstrating high morale and motivation.Click here to
  • Col. Elmer E. Elmer Teddy Bear

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Col. Elmer E. Elmer teddy bear was the mascot for the crew of the B-29 Deacon Disciples, which was the aircraft broke that the Hawaii-to-Washington non-stop record of 17 hours, 21 minutes.Donated by Col. Charles J. (Deacon) Miller, who was the aircraft commander.Click here to return to the Featured
  • Cliffs of Dover Rock

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This piece of rock (chalk-calcium carbonate) came from the White Cliffs of Dover in Britain. This item belonged to Col. (Ret.) Robert K. Morgan, who was the pilot of the B-17F Memphis Belle and the B-29 Dauntless Dotty. Col. Morgan served in the U.S. Air Force from 1941 until 1965.Donated by Mrs. Linda

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