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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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  • Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal

    On May 23, 2014, President Barack Obama signed Public Law 113-106 awarding the Congressional Gold Medal --  the highest civilian recognition Congress can bestow -- to the 80 members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid in recognition of their service. The 113th Congress awarded this medal to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders for their “outstanding heroism, valor,
  • Doolittle Raid

    The Mission and the ManIn January 1942, Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold selected Lt. Col. James Doolittle to lead Special Aviation Project No. 1, the bombing of Japan. Doolittle, who enlisted in the Army in 1917, became a flying cadet and received his commission in 1918. In the late 1920s and the early 1930s, he won the prestigious Schneider, Bendix and
  • DH-4 Data Plate

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This is a data plate from a DH-4 aircraft with the serial number 12664, U.S. number 32722, and made by The Dayton Wright Airplane Co. in Dayton, Ohio. Per donor, this DH-4 data plate was brought home by the donor's father who served in France during WWI servicing aircraft;  the DH-4 that this data plate came
  • Day Air Traffic Control Tape Strip

    Note: This item is currently in storage. The donor of this air traffic control tape strip was the co-pilot during the final flight of the C-141 Hanoi Taxi (S/N 66-0177) to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in May 2006.Donated by Maj. Stephen A. Schnell. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index. 
  • Douglas O-46A

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage. The O-46A was designed to operate from established airfields behind fairly static battle lines as in World War I; however, in 1939 a report was issued on the O-46A that stated it was too slow and heavy to outrun and outmaneuver enemy pursuit planes, too heavy to operate from small, wet, unprepared
  • Dassault Mystere IVA

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage. The first Mystere IV prototype flew on Sept. 28, 1952, and the aircraft entered service in April 1953. The first 50 production aircraft were powered by British Rolls Royce Tay turbojets, and the remainder used the French-built Hispano-Suiza Verdon 350 version of that engine. The Mystere IV was primarily
  • Douglas C-39

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage.The C-39 transport, forerunner of the famous C-47, was a composite of Douglas military and civilian aircraft designs. Douglas built 35 C-39As and delivered them to the Air Corps in 1939. These aircraft were called upon to perform many rigorous transport duties early in World War II, including the
  • Douglas B-23 Dragon

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage.The B-23 is a twin-engine bomber developed as a successor to the Douglas B-18 and was first flown in July 1939. Although B-23s were never used in combat during World War II, they did serve in secondary roles, such as reconnaissance, training, transport and test-bed aircraft. Some of the Dragons used in
  • Discoverer XLIII (43) Parachute Fragment

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Discoverer/Corona satellite program was the first successful reconnaissance satellite program operated by the United States of America. The Discoverer program was operated by the U.S. Air Force and was described as a satellite technology development effort, but primarily served as cover for a secret
  • Duty First, Always Ready

    Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) personnel form an elite group of Air Force warriors. It is one of the few front-line combat jobs in the Air Force. TACP members bring overwhelming firepower to the battlefield. These Airmen accompany forward Army units to direct combat aircraft engaged in close air support to ground operations. Their training is

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