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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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  • M-2 Gun Un-jamming Tool

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This un-jamming tool was used by the donor's father, a B-17 tail gunner in Europe during World War II. The tool was handmade and used because the cold and gloves hampered dexterity. According to the donor, tools like this were common among aerial gunners during the war.Donated by Mr. Mark Jacques.Click here
  • Marines

    6th Marine Division22nd Marine RegimentClick here to return to Memorial Park.
  • MSgt. Robert Dinsmore: HH-60G Pave Hawk Gunner

    Master Sgt. Robert Dinsmore, an aerial gunner on 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, served in Afghanistan from February to May 2005 and in Iraq from December 2005 to March 2006.Click here to return to the From the Sky Overview.
  • Mines: A Legacy of War

    Three Bosnian children died when they strayed into a minefield on April 10, 2000. The death of these innocent children reminded the world that Bosnia and Herzegovina still suffered from a war that had ended almost five years earlier. Approximately 18,000 known minefields remained after the war, and the United States gave significant humanitarian
  • MD-3 Ground Power Unit

    This unit was designed to provide 28-volt DC 1500 amp, 115/220-volt AC three-phase electrical power for B-47 aircraft for ground operation and start. It also can be used with other aircraft (such as the T-33) that have power requirements compatible with its output. It uses a Continental 180-hp six-cylinder reciprocating engine to drive its
  • MHU-7/M Bomb Lift Trailer

    The MHU-7/M Bomb Lift Trailer is used to transport bombs from a storage site to an aircraft. Shown here are training versions of MK 28RI thermonuclear bombs secured to a "clip-in" assembly. The assembly is mounted on a cradle transported by the MHU-7/M. After being moved into position beside the B-52's bomb bay, the castoring wheels of the trailer
  • MA-1A Start Cart

    The MA-1A start cart generates high velocity air for starting an aircraft jet engine. That air is fed into the aircraft engine, causing it to spin or "spool up" with sufficient rpm for starting. The cart's air delivery system is powered by a small turbine engine.Click here to return to the Cold War Gallery.
  • Military Liaison Mission Sign

    Immediately after World War II, the Western allied powers made agreements with the Soviet Union to allow the establishment of small military liaison missions within the German zones of occupation. The United States Military Liaison Mission (USMLM) to the Soviets was established in Potsdam, Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR or German Democratic
  • Maintaining the Berlin Airlift

    An equal challenge to supplying the city of Berlin was the need for the Airlift forces to supply and maintain themselves. During the Airlift's peak months, the U.S. Air Force provided maintenance support not only for the 324 assigned aircraft, but also for 1,600 motor vehicles and 500 ground power equipment items. Operations continued at stateside
  • MC-11 Air Compressor

    This item of ground support equipment can provide low pressure compressed air for such tasks as inflating tires and high pressure air for servicing landing gear shock struts. It also was used for starting aircraft engines on Air Defense Command aircraft which had air driven starter systems, such as the F-101, F-102 and F-106. These compressors were
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