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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.
Additional information available here.

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  • Japan Devastated

    While the B-29s had been concentrating on targets in support of the invasion of Okinawa, they were able to fly two night incendiary raids on Tokyo and Yokohama. On May 14, General LeMay's Superfortresses began a series of concentrated fire bomb raids against Japan's most important industrial cities. By June 15, the AAF had destroyed the industrial
  • Johnny Got a Zero

    Not many fliers have had a popular song written about them, but an exception was a soft-spoken USAAF enlisted man, John D. Foley. As a skilled typist, Foley was assigned to duty as a company clerk en route to the Southwest Pacific in December 1941. Eager for combat, he secured orders -- some rumored that he forged them -- transferring him to duty
  • Java

    While still conducting their conquest of the Philippines, the Japanese began an offensive against the Netherlands East Indies. As they progressed southward, the United States attempted to assist the Dutch and sent to Java all the AAF airplanes it could muster. The AAF carried out bombing attacks extending from the Malay Peninsula eastward to the
  • Junkers Jumo 004 Turbojet

    The Jumo 004 powered the world's first operational jet fighter, the Messerschmitt Me 262. The engine's development began in 1937, but large-scale production did not begin until late 1944. By the time Germany surrendered in May 1945, more than 5,000 engines had been produced.The Jumo 004 was first flight tested in March 1942, mounted on a
  • Junkers Ju 88D-1/Trop

    The German Ju 88 was one of the most versatile airplanes of World War II. It operated in nearly every kind of combat role, including dive bomber, level bomber, night fighter, day interceptor, photographic reconnaissance, tank destroyer and even as an unpiloted missile. The Ju 88 made its first flight on Dec. 21, 1936, and hundreds remained in use
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