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Bill McGinley’s Purple Heart

Left: photo of Bill McGinley, center: Bill McGinley’s Purple Heart, right: Bill McGinley receives a medal One of the latest additions to the American Air Museum in Britain’s permanent collection
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The Courage to Serve Lasts a Lifetime

Hardin Field McChesney, with his crew. Front: Joseph Sicard, Lewis Wilson, Robert Whitelaw, Streun. Back: Alfred Lubojacky, Leon Nahmias, Grank McDonough, James Standlee, and Hardin Field McChesney 2021 marks 80
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Cambridge American Cemetery – Honoring Service and Sacrifice

On November 11, 1918, Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies, ending the hostilities of World War I. The date was initially celebrated as “Armistice Day” in America until
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The Officer and the Code Breaker

John Watters (second from the right) and Jean Briggs (center left) on the night they met, in July 1943 Jean Annette Briggs from Bury St Edmunds was a 17-year-old art
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A Patriot’s Response to 9/11

Staff Sergeant Robert Gutierrez at the American Air Museum I Want to Do Something Bigger Than Myself: A Patriot’s Response to 9/11 Many Americans shared the feelings of San Diego
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Purple Heart Day: Two stories of sacrifice in World War II

August 7 is National Purple Heart Day, dedicated to recognizing the service and sacrifices of members of the U.S. military. The Purple Heart is awarded on behalf of the president
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Planes Over Duxford: The 2021 Summer Air Show

Pictured above, the RAF Red Arrows are an air show fan favorite! Duxford is Britain’s best‐preserved historic airfield, and on July 24, 2021, dozens of planes will soar the skies
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WHAT DOES THE “D” IN D-DAY STAND FOR?

Personnel and equipment arriving at Normandy by air and sea following the D-Day invasion in 1944. (Photo from the US National Archives and Records Administration) Seventy-seven years ago, Allied forces
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Guiding Wings – A Son’s Quest for Answers

Lieutenant Kenneth H. Underwood. Image courtesy of Kenneth H. Underwood II The American Air Museum in Britain is more than a place to view remarkable aircraft and learn about the
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Stars Earn Stripes: Hollywood’s Role in the war effort

Bing Crosby giving a United Service Organizations (USO) performance for USAAF personnel at Duxford. Among the millions of Americans who volunteered for service on and off the battlefield during World
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