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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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  • Liberty 12-A Inverted

    The inverted Liberty is a conversion of the famous Liberty 12, one of America's greatest technological contributions during World War I. During the war, 20,478 Liberty 12s were produced in the United States and used primarily in U.S.-built DH-4s, the only American-made airplane to get into combat over the Western Front. Initial attempts to invert
  • Liberty 12-Cylinder

    Note:  This engine has been removed from display.America's major technological contribution to World War I was the "Liberty" aircraft engine. It was light, powerful and efficient. America's auto industry turned out 20,478 of them for the war. The Liberty engine continued in military and civilian use even into World War II.This 12-cylinder,
  • Lt. Gen. Daniel James III

    A Family Tradition of ExcellenceDaniel James III is the first African-American to hold the post of Director of the Air National Guard. He assumed that command in 2002 following a flying career that included more than 300 combat missions in Southeast Asia and 4,000 flying hours. James, who retired in 2006, also served as Texas Adjutant General
  • Lt. Harold R. Harris Letter

    Note: This item is currently in storage.In September 1917, Lt. Harold R. Harris, who had recently completed Ground School at the University of California Berkeley, was en-route to Italy, to assist in establishing the 8th Aviation Instruction Center for the Allied Expeditionary Force in Foggia. Before leaving France, Harris wrote a detailed letter
  • Lt. Lloyd “Scotty” Hathcock

    Captured in Italy during the summer of 1944, Lt. (later Maj.) Lloyd "Scotty" Hathcock spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft III and Stalag VII-A prison camps. After the war, Hathcock stayed in the service and helped to desegregate the U.S. Air Force.Click here to return to the Tuskegee Airmen Overview.

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