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  • Kaiser Wilhelm II Cigarette Case

    Note: This item is currently in storage. The front exterior of this metal cigarette case displays a photo of Kaiser Wilhelm II, who was the last King of Prussia. He reigned from 1888 to 1918. His great-uncle was Frederick Wilhelm IV, who in 1842 designed the pickelhaube, which became the helmet worn by the Prussian army.  This cigarette case is
  • Kodak Autographic Camera

    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 flew the SPAD XIII in combat. This is a folding
  • Kerosene Lamp

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This kerosene lamp was used during World War I by Sgt. 1st Class A.B. Curran of the 103rd Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, Air Service. This lamp was manufactured to burn mineral spirits but could also burn kerosene. Curran used kerosene to fuel this lamp as the supply of mineral spirits was
  • Kerosene Lamp

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This kerosene lamp was used during World War I by Sgt. 1st Class A.B. Curran of the 103rd Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, Air Service. This lamp was manufactured to burn mineral spirits but could also burn kerosene. Curran used kerosene to fuel this lamp as the supply of mineral spirits was
  • King George V Letter to American Troops

    Note: This item is currently in storage.By the time the United States joined the effort in 1917, Great Britain had been at war with the Central Powers since August, 1914. The bulk of Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing's American Expeditionary Forces began arriving at the Western Front in the spring of 1918, after first stopping in England before
  • K-3 Bomb Lift Truck

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The K-3 bomb lift truck was designed for use with the Convair B-36 bomber. Because of the bomber's mammoth size, the B-36's top bomb shackles were more than 17 feet from the ground. Hand-cranked hoist and cable loading of the large bombs was too hazardous, so the Air Force ordered a self-powered weapons
  • Kawasaki Model KL 250

    The Kawasaki Model KL 250 was acquired by the U.S. Air Force to meet challenging requirements for off-road ground mobility by Air Force Special Operations personnel. Utilized by Air Force Combat Controllers, for example, it allows for rapid movements of personnel over rough terrain in order to meet mission requirements.This motorcycle has a 28-hp,
  • Keeping the Bear at Bay

    The Convair B-36 Peacemaker served as the U.S. Air Force's primary strategic nuclear bomber in the 1950s. Although the aircraft never dropped a bomb in combat, its range and nuclear weapons capability made it a powerful deterrent to communist aggression.In 1941 when Britain's survival appeared doubtful, the AAF outline a requirement for an aircraft
  • Kaman HH-43B Huskie

    The U.S. Air Force acquired the HH-43 Huskie primarily for local base rescue (LBR) and fighting aircraft fires. Kaman delivered the first USAF H-43As in November 1958, and the B series followed in June 1959. In 1962 the USAF changed the H-43 designation to HH-43 to reflect the aircraft's rescue role. The final USAF version was the HH-43F with
  • K-Bases in Korea

    The USAF had numerous air bases in Korea, and many of these were former Japanese airfields. The spelling of Korean locations on maps varied greatly, and villages had a Korean and a Japanese name. A "K" number identified individual airbases in both northern and southern Korea to prevent confusion among locations. K-1 Pusan WestK-2 Taegu No. 1 K-3
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