Today we continue the series, moving from the Early Years Gallery and the dawn of aviation into World War II and the Air Power Gallery.
You'll notice that the first couple of photos are related to the Doolittle Raid on mainland Japan and I want to mention an important related event. On the weekend of April 16th thru 18th, the USAF Museum will be hosting a Doolittle Raiders Reunion. Many events are planned, including a dinner and an attempt to fly twenty-five B-25s in to the runway behind the museum. I hope that you'll consider making the trip to Dayton to attend this amazing event.
It's quite the honor to be able to see the Doolittle Raiders' Goblets in person
This B-25B is a pristine example of what struck the heart of Japan on April 18, 1942
PT-13D Stearman Kaydet, not too unlike the PT-17 we have at Stewart
Yet another amazing piece of WWII history - a B-17G Flying Fortress, "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby"
This very B-29 Superfortress dropped the bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945
A detailed look at the Bockscar's nose art
Look forward to modern aviation being introduced in Part 4 of the series, including many Vietnam-era aircraft.
As always, just a reminder that you can access any of the posts in this series by clicking on the USAF Museum tag in the navigation bar to the right or at the bottom of the posts.