The American Air Museum is home to the best collection of American military aircraft on public display outside of North America.
The museum tells the story of two nations united through war, loss, love and duty, from World War I to the present day. It stands as a memorial to nearly 30,000 US airmen who gave their lives while flying from British bases – including Duxford – during World War II.
Duxford is the UK’s best-preserved World War II fighter station and was home to the US Eighth Air Force’s 78th Fighter Group from 1943–45.
The award-winning American Air Museum building was designed by celebrated British architect, Lord Norman Foster. It is located at IWM Duxford, near Cambridge and opened in 1997.
The American Air Museum in Britain is a registered 501(c)(3) organization – a tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the United States. It supports the conservation and educational work of the museum located in the UK, and americanairmuseum.com.
Bill Nye at the American Air Museum
Bill Nye explains why the alliance between the United States and Great Britain is as strong now as it was through two World Wars. It is central to the purpose of the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford to mark the importance of that alliance and to make sure that the contribution of the nearly 30,000 US air force personnel who served in Great Britain is not forgotten.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO ADC
General ralph E. eberhart, USAF (ret.)
Lt. General Lawrence P. Farrell, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Ms. Diane Lees CBE
Mr. Phil Reed OBE
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Jon Card ACA
SECRETARY AND TREASURER
President george h.w. bush
HONORARY PRESIDENT, 2002-2018
MR. JACK O. BOVENDER, Jr.
MR. MARSHALL P. CLOYD
MR. GEORGE A. COELHO
THE HONORABLE MRS. ANNE COLLINS
Ms. Gail Dady
LIEUTENANT GENERAL LAWRENCE P FARRELL JR. USAF (RET)
MR. N. SCOTT FINE
MR. EDWARD INMAN OBE FRAES
MR. RICHARD C. GODFREY
MR. PHILIP MAKANNA
MS. LINDA A MARS
MAJOR WILLIAM F. MCSWEENY
MR. BILL NYE
MR. CHIP ROSENBLOOM
MR. IVAN SCHLAGER
DR. RANDY SHERMAN
MR. SCOTT V SIMPSON
MS. JUDITH A STEARNS
MR. JEFFREY M TRINKLEN
LT. GENERAL BRUCE WRIGHT, USAF (RET.)
Phil Reed OBE
Executive Vice President
Phil Reed OBE is the Executive Vice President of the American Air Museum in Britain. Phil began working for IWM as a curator for its extensive collection of World War II German documents. With his Bachelor’s Degree in German Language and Literature, a Master’s in Modern German Drama, and a keen interest in history, the job was a perfect fit. He went on to serve as the Director of IWM’s Churchill War Rooms for over twenty years before retiring in 2016. Phil is an active speaker on World War II, Aviation, and Churchill and we hope to see you at one of his talks soon!
Major Gift Officer
Lisa Baranello is the Major Gift Officer of our US based member-service staff. She has extensive experience helping nonprofit institutions fulfill their missions by establishing solid foundations of funding. Lisa has really found her niche at the Museum due to her family’s WWII service, as well as her lifelong interest in all things UK. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her with any questions you might have about including the AAMB in your estate plans, or taking advantage of other giving programs.