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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.
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  • Lockheed C-141C Starlifter "Hanoi Taxi"

    Note: Visitors are permitted to walk in this aircraft.The C-141 Starlifter was the US Air Force’s first major jet aircraft designed to meet military standards as a troop and cargo carrier. Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin) built a total of 285 C-141s, and for more than 40 years, C-141s performed numerous airlift missions for the USAF. With its great
  • Lt. Guy Wiser

    Note: This item is currently in storage.On Sept. 26, 1918, Lt. Guy Brown Wiser of the 20th Aero Squadron was shot down during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and captured by German forces. The following day, he was permitted to fill out a card which was mailed to his mother, Alva Wiser, alerting her to his prisoner of war status.Almost a month after
  • Lockheed Martin Titan IVB Rocket

    The Titan IVB was the U.S. Air Force’s largest and most powerful expendable single-use rocket. It was a space launch vehicle used to place satellites into orbit. Titan IVB rockets boosted payloads into low earth orbit, polar orbit, or geosynchronous (stationary) orbit from either Cape Canaveral, Fla., or Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.Although
  • Lafayette Escadrille Pilot Watch

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This item (in its complete state with watchband) was worn by four members of the Lafayette Escadrille: Norman Prince, Kiffin Yates Rockwell, Gervais Raoul Lufbery and Charles H. Dolan Jr.The Lafayette Escadrille was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier),
  • Lt. Harold Goettler Writing Case

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This item was used by the donor’s brother, Lt. Harold E. Goettler, who was a pilot with the 50th Aero Squadron and posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor. The pages are all blank. The only handwriting present is Goettler’s name and address written on the inside of the front cover.On Oct. 6,
  • Lt. Frank Luke Writing Portfolio

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Frank Luke Jr. enlisted in the Aviation Section of the U.S. Signal Corps (A.S.S.C.) on Sept. 23, 1917. After receiving pilot training and being commissioned a Second Lieutenant, he was assigned to the 27th Aero Squadron in France. Luke was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, which is on
  • Learjet C-21A

    The Learjet (now Bombardier Aerospace) C-21A twin turbofan-engine aircraft was the military version of the Learjet 35A business jet. It provided airlift for eight passengers and 3,153 pounds of cargo. During aeromedical evacuations, it could transport one litter patient or five ambulatory patients. The small size of the aircraft allowed quick and
  • Lockheed NT-33A

    Please note: This aircraft is in storage.The NT-33A was an in-flight simulator operated for decades in support of numerous Department of Defense projects. The NT-33A was used to study flying qualities, cockpit displays, control sticks, and flight control design of many, widely-varied aircraft, including the X-15, A-10, F-15, F-16, F-18, F-117, and
  • Lockheed YF-12A

    The YF-12 was developed in the 1960s as a high-altitude, Mach 3 interceptor to defend against supersonic bombers. Based on the A-12 reconnaissance aircraft, the YF-12A became the forerunner of the highly-sophisticated SR-71 strategic reconnaissance aircraft.The first of three YF-12s flew in August 1963. In May 1965, the first and third YF-12s set
  • Lt. Eugene Scroggie’s Letter Home

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Lt. Eugene Scroggie’s poignant letter home illustrates the dangers faced by American soldiers in France and the lack of even simple necessities. Disease posed an ever-present threat to American troops even in areas of relative safety, far away from the Front. This letter brilliantly emphasizes that those men

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