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  • 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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