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Queen Elizabeth II at the opening of the American Air Museum, August 1, 1997

A quarter century of soaring success

The key to any successful mission requires a clear objective, smart strategy and a team of people pulling together to get the job done. These credentials were displayed in abundance
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80 years of the Eighth Air Force in Britain

© IWM FRE 916 Major Charles Kegelman (far right) and his crew became the first members of the Eighth Air Force to carry out bombing operations over Europe on June
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Royal Visits to Duxford

On February 6, 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom
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Photo Essay: Robert Sand

Staff Sergeant Robert Sand smoking a pipe, while dressed for work as propellor specialist— complete with an apron for carrying his hand tools. Sand was born in Portland, Oregon, in
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A B-17 Navigator’s Flight

Above: A bomber crew of the 381st Bomb Group return to Ridgewell after a successful mission over enemy territory in their B-17 Flying Fortress, 13 December 1943. (IWM FRE 1259)
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