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Honoring the USAF’s 75th Anniversary

General Henry H. Arnold, Chief of the US Army Air Forces; Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris, Commander in Chief of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command; and General Ira
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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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Left to right: Elinor Otto and son, B-24 Liberators in construction at the Ford Factory at Willow Run, Judy Hubbartt

Riveters & Their Aircraft

Left to right: Elinor Otto and son, B-24 Liberators in construction at the Ford Factory at Willow Run, Judy Hubbartt   March is Women’s History Month in the United States
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The Experience of Black Americans in Britain during WWII

During World War II, American servicemen and women were posted to Britain to support Allied operations in northwest Europe, and between January 1942 and December 1945, about 1.5 million of
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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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