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  • Clip-on Sunglasses

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This is one of five items that provide a special peek into the footlocker of a World War I American soldier. 1st Lt. Carroll DeWitt McClung was a pilot with the 28th Aero Squadron, 3rd Pursuit Group. He was trained as a pilot in the Nieuport aircraft and then

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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