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National Museum of the US Air Force

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1100 Spaatz Street Wright
Patterson AFB, OH  45433
Website: National Museum of the US Air Force

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum.

The Celebrities in Uniform Exhibit in the World War II Gallery honors some of the notable celebrities that served their country by going into military service during WWII. Items on display include Brig. Gen. James Stewart's jacket, Flight Officer Jackie Coogan's jacket, Ronald Reagan's overcoat and the Eisenhower jacket worn by Col. Gene Raymond.

About the National Museum of the US Air Force (Celebrities in Uniform Exhibit): 1100 Spaatz Street Wright Patterson AFB OH

The National Museum of the United States Air Force (formerly the United States Air Force Museum) is the official museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Dayton, Ohio.[2] The NMUSAF is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum[3] with more than 360 aircraft and missiles on display.[1] The museum draws over 1.3 million visitors each year making it one of the most frequently visited tourist attractions in Ohio.[4] Admission to the museum is free.

The museum has a large inventory of USAAF and Air Force clothing and uniforms in its collection. At any time over fifty WWII vintage A-2 leather flying jackets are on display, many of which belonged to famous figures in Air Force history. Others are beautifully painted to depict the airplanes and missions flown by their former owners. Included in the museum's displays are the jacket worn by Brig. Gen. James Stewart, P-38 ace Maj. Richard I. Bong's sheepskin B-3 jacket and boots, an A-2 jacket worn by one of the few USAAF pilots to leave the ground during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and President Ronald Reagan's peacoat.

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National Museum of the US Air Force: 1100 Spaatz Street Wright, Patterson AFB, OH 45433


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