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The Republic P-47D (Bubble Canopy Version)is the aircraft of the day! The aircraft on display is a P-47D-40, and it was built at the Republic plant in Evansville, Ind. In the late 1940s, it was transferred to the Peruvian air force. The aircraft later came to the museum in 1981. It is painted as the P-47D-30 Five by Five flown by Col. Joseph Laughlin, commander of the 362nd Fighter Group, 9th Air Force, in early 1945. #airhistory #avgeek #WWII
The Bristol Beaufighter is the aircraft of the day! The museum&#39;s aircraft was built under license by the Fairey Aviation Co. in Stockport, England, and delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942. It is marked as the USAAF Beaufighter flown by Capt. Harold Augspurger, commander of the 415th Night Fighter Squadron, who shot down an He 111 carrying German staff officers in September 1944. Info: #airhistory #WWII #avgeek" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2VeYr6c #airhistory #WWII #avgeek</a>
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Bockscar" is the aircraft of the day! The Boeing-designed B-29 No. 44-27297 was built by the Glenn L. Martin Co. at Omaha, Neb., at a cost of about $639,000. It was accepted by the USAAF on April 19, 1945, and was delivered to the 393rd Bomb Squadron at Wendover Field in the Utah salt flats. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2AzQuzp #avgeek #airhistory</a>
B25 "Panchito" Ceremonial Flight with Doolittle Raiders Congressional Gold Medal On Board (2015). #avgeek https://youtu.be/QTlHvTFRSBk
Here&#39;s a look back at the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid from 2017-Full Ceremony: #DoolittleRaiders #WWII" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/rHrxWYZMbqw #DoolittleRaiders #WWII</a>
Watch live at 4 p.m. EDT April 18 as we celebrate the tradition of honor & legacy of valor that defined retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" E. Cole&#39;s life. #DoolittleRaiders
Watch live at 4 p.m. EDT April 18 as we celebrate the tradition of honor & legacy of valor that defined retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" E. Cole&#39;s life.
Interview with National Museum of the USAF Historain Dr. Doug Lantry in regard to the Doolittle Raid. In January 1942, Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold selected Lt. Col. James Doolittle to lead Special Aviation Project No. 1, the bombing of Japan. Doolittle, who enlisted in the Army in 1917, became a flying cadet and received his commission in 1918. Although the Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942, caused only minor damage, it forced the Japanese to recall combat forces for home defense, raised fears among the Japanese civilians, and boosted morale among Americans and our Allies abroad. #DoolittleRaid #WWII #AirHistory #Avgeek
The North American B-25B Mitchell is the aircraft of the day! The airplane on display, actually a RB-25D (S/N 43-3374), was removed from storage at Tucson, Ariz., and rebuilt by North American Aviation at Inglewood, Calif., to the configuration of the lead B-25B flown by Lt. Col. Doolittle on the Tokyo Raid. It was then flown to the museum, arriving in April 1958. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2Pi5F3M #avgeek #airhistory</a>
Doolittle Raiders Exhibit
Today in 1942: Airmen of the U.S. Army Air Forces, led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, carried the Battle of the Pacific to the heart of the Japanese empire with a surprising and daring raid on military targets at Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokosuka, Nagoya and Kobe. Read more about the Doolittle Tokyo Raid --> #DoolittleTokyoRaiders #WWII #AirHistory" target="_blank">http://1.usa.gov/1Zo5gLa - #DoolittleTokyoRaiders #WWII #AirHistory</a>
Recently the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrated its 37th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet during which over 600 volunteers were honored. David Hills of Miamisburg, Ohio, was selected as the Museum Volunteer of the Year for 2018 for his dedication and excellence in serving the museum and the U.S. Air Force. Thank you to all of our volunteers!!! Info here: http://bit.ly/2IJswDU
The Consolidated OA-10 Catalina is the aircraft of the day. Flown to the museum in 1984, it was restored and painted as an OA-10A assigned to the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2v8DFGv #avgeek #airhistory</a>
Check out part two of the &#39;History of 25th Air Force&#39;. #avgeek #airhistory
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with two separate days full of events, as well as a temporary augmented reality exhibit. Visit the link for info on the May 13th and June 6th events: #WWII #History #AirHistory #DDay75 #augmentedreality" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2WbnXFU #WWII #History #AirHistory #DDay75 #augmentedreality</a>
Did you know that the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is on AF Connect! We just added new podcasts to include D-Day topics and more. This is a free app download available on Google Play at https://apple.co/2TZensp just add the National Museum USAF as a favorite. This has easy access to visitor info, event calendar, exhibit info, aviation trivia and more! #avgeek #app #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2up05TL or the App Store at https://apple.co/2TZensp just add the National Museum USAF as a favorite. This has easy access to visitor info, event calendar, exhibit info, aviation trivia and more! #avgeek #app #airhistory</a>
The Messerschmitt Me 262A Schwalbe is the aircraft of the day. The Me 262A on display was brought to the United States from Germany in July 1945 for flight evaluation. Restored by the 96th Mobile Maintenance Squadron, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, in 1976-1979, it is painted without operational unit markings as an aircraft that has just left the production line. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2Gu2zqN #avgeek #airhistory</a>
Check out this video on the &#39;History of 25th Air Force&#39;. #avgeek #airhistory
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Meet deployed reservist Staff Sgt. Hailey Sloat: yoga instructor in the civilian world and weapons loader in the… https://t.co/bxeL4W6JJ9
To our comrades who serve across the U.S. military and around the world, we'll always have your back. Happy Armed F… https://t.co/6umG6z9Ox1
Several Air Force units completed a two-week exercise @HAFB today known as Combat Hammer. Total of 49 aircraft from… https://t.co/WZP14T6ira
RT @DeptofDefense: Preparing for global threats and maintaining readiness takes practice, manpower, and teamwork. @USAirForce F-35As and F-…
It’s National Police Week! Did you know the 419th has its own Security Forces Squadron with more than 80 reservists… https://t.co/TGuoS5uVjP
RT @thef35: Locked and Loaded💪 Dedicated work by crews on the ground ensures success in the skies. Hear from the Airmen supporting @usairf
Taking off into a new week! #F35 #MondayMotivation 📷: Scott Wolff https://t.co/50Hyvrby5u
Today we thank the husbands and wives of our Reserve Citizen Airmen — especially the spouses whose loved ones are d… https://t.co/6DldBvKRCo
We’re in the process of hiring full-time #F35 maintenance positions. If you’re considering a career in the… https://t.co/iWKEUBjmCx
RT @usairforce: 40 aircraft from @419fw @388fw @KunsanAirBase & @HollomanAFB participated in a combat exercise that tested the capabilities…
The 419th Medical Squadron recently held mass casualty training @HAFB to simulate caring for victims of traumatic i… https://t.co/l050jaw1hI
RT @AirForceTimes: F-35s, F-16s pushed to the limit in defensive exercise at Hill' https://t.co/JM1OG0VZmg https://t.co/M7BXypxzno
RT @USAFReserve: F-35 combat exercise pushes limits - https://t.co/dGzjulTWiQ (Story by the @419fw) #ReserveReady https://t.co/33xOzdCLG4
On #NationalTeacherDay, we thank people like TSgt Jonathan Parrish, full-time social studies teacher and part-time… https://t.co/ABBrNlGaWw
@deepfried27 @thef35 @HollomanAFB @HAFB We flew the F-16 for nearly 40 years before transitioning to the F-35, so m… https://t.co/ngr97uza09
Our @thef35 pilots teamed up with #F16 pilots from @HollomanAFB for “dogfight” training and more @HAFB last week https://t.co/E97oBCUp44
RT @HAFB: This is 1 of 6 PSAs being created at #HillAFB for AF-wide distribution to help break the stigma of asking for help when it's need…
Meet Senior Airman Anayeli Soto: @WeberStateU student, #soccer player, ⚽️ coach, @subaru_usa WRX owner, traveler, a… https://t.co/ZTB4HGlGFe
It’s #NationalEODDay! Here at the 419th, we have our own Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight — home to about a dozen… https://t.co/TREII1foPx
RT @thef35: Two @usairforce F-35As recently conducted the service's first combat mission with the advanced fighter. Here’s everything you n…