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  • Douglas C-133A Cargo Master

    The turboprop C-133 was developed to fulfill USAF requirements for a large-capacity strategic cargo aircraft. The Cargo Master went directly into production as the C-133A; no prototypes were built. The first C-133A made its initial flight on April 23, 1956, and when production ended in 1961, Douglas

  • Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

    Access to the inside of the C-124 will be closed April 3 - 6, 2023 Note: Visitors are permitted to walk in this aircraft C-124s provided heavy airlift during the Korean War and the Southeast Asia War. Other important airlifts conducted by C-124s included resupply missions to Antarctica, refugee

  • De Havilland DH 98 Mosquito

    The famous British Mosquito – known to many as "Mossie" – was a versatile aircraft used extensively during World War II. Constructed primarily of plywood with a balsa wood core, it had excellent speed, altitude and range. First flown on November 25, 1940, the Mosquito entered production in mid-1941

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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