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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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  • POW Sweater

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The donor of this sweater, a B-17 tail gunner, was shot down in October 1944 during a raid to Cologne. He was sent to a prisoner of war camp as the Russians advanced through Poland and East Prussia. He knitted this sweater while imprisoned at Stalag Luft I.Donated by Mr. Cleon Conwell.Click here to return to
  • POW Chess Set

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This chess set was hand-carved by the donor's uncle, 1st Lt. Harold Weachter, a navigator, while in Barth prisoner of war camp.Donated by Ms. Helen Willis.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • President Kennedy's Air Force One Blanket

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This is a light blue blanket with a dark blue Presidential Seal featured in the center.This blanket was used by President Kennedy while flying aboard Air Force One. It was safeguarded by the pilot, James B. Swindal, on Nov. 22, 1963, the day of Kennedy's assassination.Donated from the Estate of James B. &
  • Packard 1A-2025 Water Manifold

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This type of water manifold was used on R-1, R-4 and R-5 U.S. Army Air Service racing aircraft during the 1920s. These Army aircraft competed for the Pulitzer Trophy.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Packard 1A-2025

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This Packard 1A-2025 engine (S/N 10) was used on the Verville-Packard R-1 racer, which won the first Pulitzer Speed Trophy on Nov. 20, 1920, with a speed of 178 mph.Transferred from Mather Air Force Base.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Periscopic Sextant

    This item was designed to be used by navigators on C-123 aircraft.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.  Find Out More Related Fact Sheets Fairchild C-123K Provider
  • Pilot, Cadet & OCS Classes

    Flying Cadet Class 40-AFlying Cadet Class 40-GFlying Cadet Class 40-HFlying Cadet Class 41-BFlying Cadet Class 41-CFlying Cadet Class 41-EFlying Cadet Class 41-FPilot Class 42-BPilot Class 42-IAviation Cadet Class 43-CAviation Cadet Pilot Class 43-DAviation Cadet Class 43-EAviation Cadet Advanced Class 43-GPilot Class 1954EPilot Class 43-K1943-1955
  • Pilot Groups

    China-Burma-India Hump PilotsF-105 Fighter PilotsGlider Pilots in World War IIUSAF Helicopter PilotsRed River Valley Fighter Pilots Association - River RatsRF-86 PilotsSergeant Pilots AssociationWomen Airforce Service Pilots (Plaque)Women Airforce Service Pilots (Monument)Wright Field Test PilotsClick here to return to Memorial Park.
  • Pararescuemen and Combat Rescue Officers

    Air Force Pararescue Jumpers (or PJs) act as the surface-to-air link during personnel recovery in both friendly and hostile areas. They are skilled in treating injuries, which PJs often see when recovering personnel. They can bring people out of difficult situations day or night, in mountains or jungles, in arctic or desert conditions, and even in
  • Prime RIBS Donor Acknowledgments

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force wishes to acknowledge the material and financial support of the following organizations in the presentation of the Prime RIBS exhibit: HQ United States Air Force, Directorate of ServicesHQ Air Force Materiel Command, Office of ServicesThe Air Force Services SocietyWright Patterson Army & Air Force
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