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  • Eugene Jacques Bullard

    America's First Black Military Aviator In August of 1917 Eugene Jacques Bullard, an American volunteer in the French army, became the first African American military pilot and one of only a few blacks pilot in World War I. Born in Columbus, Ga., on Oct. 9, 1894, Eugene Bullard left home at the age of 11 to travel the world, and by 1913, he had
  • Experimental Flying Helmet

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This leather flying helmet includes an attached face mask. It is an example of an early "pipe-stem" type oxygen delivery system.Transferred from 909 SOX Headquarters.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Experimental Flying Helmet

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This prototype helmet was designed to protect jet pilots, especially during high-speed bailouts. Col. Norman J. Champion of the Air Defense Command wore this one during a test program between 1958 and 1960. Each of the USAF's major commands tested five helmets. The Air Force rejected this design because it
  • Elmer Experimental Flying Suit

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This experimental high-altitude flight suit was manufactured by the Pioneer Product Division, General Electric Co., Bridgeport, Conn.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Ercoupe 415 (YO-55)

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage.The low-wing monoplane Ercoupe was first manufactured by the Engineering and Research Corporation (or ERCO) shortly before World War II. It was designed to be the safest fixed-wing aircraft that aerospace engineering could provide at the time. The first experimental model was test flown in 1937, and
  • Experimental Navigational Chart Holder

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This case holds an experimental navigational chart holder Type ACIS/NCH-3, with four plotters in manila sleeves, and a handbook of instructions for the Type ACIS/NCH-3, dated April 1951, with a single page of errata. The item was manufactured by USAF Aeronautical Chart & Info.Donated by Gunnery Sgt. James R.
  • Engineer Aviation Battalions

    805th Engineer Aviation Battalion815th Engineer Aviation Battalion1896th Engineer Aviation BattalionClick here to return to Memorial Park.
  • Emergency Rescue Squadrons

    1st & 7th Emergency Rescue Squadrons2nd Emergency Rescue SquadronClick here to return to Memorial Park.
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal

    Initial Success or Total FailureWhen the presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO) makes an area too dangerous for normal operations, the U.S. Air Force relies upon its highly-trained Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians to make the area safe. Approaching their dangerous job with the grim humor of well-trained professionals, the EOD
  • Expeditionary Combat Airmen Overview

    In addition to Battlefield Airmen, other USAF officers and enlisted known as Expeditionary Combat Airmen are in the fight on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq.Air liaison officers (ALOs) are fighter or bomber aircrew who direct close air support strikes as members of tactical air control parties on the ground, and provide guidance to Army ground
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