Restored Memphis Belle unveiled

By BOB JAQUES A special event took place in the World War II gallery of the National Museum of the Air Force on May 16, 2018. The occasion was an invitation only unveiling of the completely restored B-17F Memphis Belle. The Memphis Belle has not been seen in public since 2002 when it was on loan to the […]

Moving day for Memphis Belle

DAYTON, Ohio — The B-17F Memphis Belle – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 combat missions over occupied Europe – was recently moved from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s Restoration Hangar to the museum’s World War II Gallery as work continues […]

Memphis Belle restoration continues, with unveiling set for May

DAYTON, Ohio — Restoration on the B-17F Memphis Belle – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe – continues to move forward at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Since the aircraft first arrived at the museum in 2005, museum […]

Museum adds Fighting Falcon to its collection

HONOLULU — Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has added an F-16A Fighting Falcon (serial number 80-0498) to its collection of modern jet fighters with a dedication Sept. 27, 2017,  in Hangar 79. The museum received the F-16 on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force  in July 2016, and since that […]