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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force plans call for 17 B-25 bombers to take part in a two-day tribute commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid (weather dependent). (U.S. Air Force photo by Ben Strasser)

B-25 Mitchell Bombers to Highlight Events Commemorating 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid

B-25 Mitchell bombers from around the country will once again take to the skies before landing at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force as part of a two-day tribute commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, April 17-18. Current plans call for 17 B-25 bombers to land on the runway behind the museum on April 17[Read More…]

DAYTON, Ohio -- The B-17F "Memphis Belle" is readied for restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Memphis Belle to be Placed on Public Display in May 2018

One of the most recognizable symbols of World War II will once again report for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.  The B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United[Read More…]

Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, who served as Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot on Crew No. 1. Cole, now 101 years old, plans to return to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in April to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the raid. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff Fisher)

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid

On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.The raid was an extremely important event in the development of American air power. It marked the[Read More…]

WWI-era radio-controlled model aircraft, some as large as 1/2-scale, will perform during the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous, Oct. 1-2, 2016, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous at National Museum USAF

The 2016 WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous will not only allow visitors to see great flying action from the early years of aviation, but also includes many other attractions and free interactive educational programs that provide a hands-on experience for the entire family, Oct. 1-2 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Along with the full-scale aircraft, the event[Read More…]

Director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Gen.(Ret.) Jack Hudson holds the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award which was presented by the Air Force Association in September 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo)

National Museum USAF receives prestigious Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force recently received the Air Force Association‘s (AFA) 2016 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award in recognition of the museum’s outstanding contributions to aerospace education.Museum Director Lt Gen (Ret) Jack Hudson accepted the award presented by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James during the AFA’s 2016 Air, Space and Cyber Conference held in[Read More…]