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National Museum of the United States Air Force
(United States Air Force Museum, USAF Museum)

1100 Spaatz Street
Dayton, OH 45433
Tel: 1-937-255-3286
Admission: Free
LinkThe National Museum of the United States Air Force is located in Dayton, Ohio. Also known as the United States Air Force Museum, USAF Museum. The museum has the U. S. Air Force collection of aircraft, artifacts and displays related to the earliest days of U. S. Army aviation followed by U. S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) and U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) during World War II. The museum also covers the formation of the U. S. Air Force (USAF) and the Korean War, Vietnam War and present day conflicts. This page highlights items in the collection related to World War II Pacific and the Korean War.

Aircraft Collection, related to the Pacific War

B-17D "Swoose" 40-3097
Arrived from NASM on July 14, 2008, presently in storage

B-18 Bolo 37-469 Tail R 33
Acquired and restored in 1971

B-29 "Bockscar" 44-27297
Donated to the museum in September 1961

A-20G Havoc 43-22200
Displayed at the museum since 1961

P-39Q Airacobra 44-3887
Acquired by the museum in 1966

P-38L Lightning 44-53232
Displayed at the museum since 1961

P-61C Black Widow 43-8353

Donated by Tecumseh Council, Boy Scouts of America museum 1958

P-47D Thunderbolt 42-23278
Painted to represent "Fiery Ginger IV" 42-22668

C-46D Commando 44-78018
Acquired by the museum and displayed Clarkair Airborne Tractor, unloading marston matting

Bristol Beaufighter A19-43
Acquired by the museum in 1988

OA-10 Catalina "Snafu Snatchers" 46595
Acquired by the museum, painted as OA-10A "Snafu Snatchers" 43-3879

Douglas O-38F
Recovered in June 1968, restored and displayed at the museum

UC-64A Norseman 44-70296
Acquired by the museum March 1981

Martin 139W
Export version of the Martin B-10, acquired by the museum March 1970

SBD-4 Dauntless 10575
Painted in the markings of A-24 41-15786

A6M2 Model 21 Zero 51553
Recovered from New Guinea, sold to USAF Museum. re-restored displayed since 2004

N1K2-J George 5312
Captured in Japan, exported to United States, re-restoration completed 2008

H-5A Helicopter 43-46620
The aircraft is one of 26 ordered by the USAAF during 1944. Operated from Eglin AFB until March 1955. Acquired by the United States Air Force (USAF Museum).

Pacific Related Artifacts

C-47 "Flying Dutchman" Door Diary
From New Guinea, the wreckage of C-47 "Flying Dutchman" 41-18564

P-47D Thunderbolt 42-22668
Tail and machine gun from the aircraft Col. Neel Kearby was shot down in and killed in New Guinea

Eric Kyro's Padded Leather Flying Helmet
Donated by Eric Kyro, of the 41st Fighter Squadron

Korean War Aircraft Collection

MiG-15bis Serial Number 2015357 Nose 2057
Acquired during November 1957, displayed at the museum

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