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In preparation for exhibit updates and additions to the WWII Gallery, visitors will notice that some artifacts and exhibits have been moved or removed. Thanks for your patience as we continue to expand and improve our ability to tell the Air Force story.

World War II Gallery

Harrowing and courageous moments are captured in the museum's World War II Gallery, which houses one of the world's top collections of WWII aircraft and a variety of engaging and evocative exhibits to tell the proud story of the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war. The gallery captures the pivotal moments, campaigns and figures of U.S. Army Air Forces' air power in both the Pacific and European Theaters. WWII Gallery Video.

European Theater Exhibits

1942 Packard Clipper Army Staff Car
Fighting U-Boats in American Waters
War of Secrets: Cryptology in WWII
Luftwaffe General Staff Oil Painting
WWII Night Fighters
Lend-Lease: Aircraft to the Soviet Union
AAF to England
AAF Enters Combat from England
North Africa
Italy Surrenders
Daylight Bombing
Luftwaffe Interceptors
AAF Fighter Escort
Heavy Bombers
Luftwaffe Regains Superiority
"Lady Be Good"
WWII Relics from the Polders
Long Cold Flights and Long Cold Days
Col. Hubert "Hub" Zemke
Col. Joseph Laughlin
Down to Earth: USAAF Tactical Strike in Europe
Col. Bernt Balchen
Medium Bombers
Italy Invaded
Escort from Italy
Industry Crippled
Feb. 20-25, 1944: "The Big Week"
Duty Above All: Tech. Sgt. Sator “Sandy” Sanchez
Target Berlin
Fighters and Flak
Roads, Rails and Bridges
Invasion Nears
Winged Angels: USAAF Flight Nurses in WWII
Strategic Bombing Resumed
Tactical Support
V-1 Buzz Bomb
Rome Liberated
Shuttle Raids to Russia
Battle at Arnhem
Rockets and Jets
Battle of the Bulge
Crossing the Rhine
Airborne Operations
Maj. Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band
Cushman Airborne Scooter
Glider Pilots: Silent Wings
AAF Aerial Supremacy
Northern Italy in 1945: The Noose Tightens
German V-Weapons: Desperate Measures
Operation LUSTY
A Test of Courage: 1st Lt. Jack W. Mathis
Winged Boot: Escape & Evasion in WWII
Defeat from the Sky
VE Day! Victory in Europe|
The Memphis Belle: American Icon
USAAF Strategic Bombing in Europe
Operation Overlord