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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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  • 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
  • Champagne Bottle

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This champagne bottle (in pieces inside the case) was used by Adelaide Rickenbacker, the wife of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, to launch USS Mazama (AE-9) on Aug. 15, 1943.Donated by Ms. Adelaide F. Rickenbacker. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.  Find Out
  • Canine Suit Assembly

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This full-pressure anti-G flight suit was designed for a dog.Transferred from 6750th Aerospace Medical Research Lab Support Group.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Cavalry Officer Collar Insignia

    Note: This item is currently in storage. The donor's father, a colonel in the Army Air Corps in World War II, participated in the Bataan Death March from Bataan to San Fernando and was prisoner of war in Sheng-Chi-Tun Prison Camp for three and half years.Donated by Mr. H.H.C. Richards.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index. 
  • CWU-27/P Flying Coveralls

    Note: This item is currently in storage.These coveralls were worn by the donor, who flew an emergency close air support mission on March 4, 2002, in his F-15E to defend the Special Operations team on the mountain Takur Ghar in Afghanistan.Donated by Maj. Christopher Russell.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index. 
  • Coveralls and Challenge Coin

    Note: These items are currently in storage.Maj. Nicole Malachowski, the first U.S. female military demonstration pilot, owned this flying suit and commemorative coin. She flew the USAF Thunderbird's No. 3 F-16 as the right wing pilot in the diamond formation from October 2005 to November 2007.Donated by Maj. Nicole Malachowski.Click here to return
  • Col. Francis S. Gabreski Cloth Nametag

    Note: Item is currently in storage.This cloth nametag belonged to Col. Francis S. Gabreski, who was one of the few pilots to become an ace in two wars (World War II and the Korean War). He was also a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft 1 during WWII. As the eighth jet ace in aerial history, Gabreski had a combined score of 37.5 enemy aircraft destroyed
  • Chuck Yeager Flying Suit

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This T-1 flying suit was worn by Brig. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager during his X-1 flight tests in 1947. General Yeager gained fame as the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound. This historic flight in the Bell X-1 aircraft took place Oct. 14, 1947, at Muroc Dry Air Field (now Edwards Air Force
  • Curtiss-Wright X-19

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage.The Curtiss-Wright X-19 was originally designed as a verticle takeoff and landing (VTOL) passenger transport. Two prototypes were built, but only one ever flew before the program was cancelled. One X-19 was destroyed in a crash; the other (S/N 62-12198A) was transferred to the National Museum of the

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