|Galleries: Early Years Korean War Southeast Asia War Modern Flight Research and Development Presidential Aircraft Air Park Restoration and Storage|
|National Museum of the US Air Force
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
July 23 to 25, 2023
|World War Two Gallery|
|Two views of part of the World War Two Gallery.|
|Left to right: Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress (41-24485 'DF-A') 'Memphis Belle'.
Consolidated B-24D Liberator (42-72843 '24') named 'Strawberry Bitch'.
North American RB-25D Mitchell (43-3374 marked '02344').
|Left to right: Boeing B-29 Superfortress (44-27297 '77') 'Bockscar' built by the Glenn L. Martin Co. at Omaha and was delivered to the 393rd Bomb Squadron at Wendover Field in the Utah on April 19, 1945. Dropped the 'Fat Man' atomic bomb over Nagasaki, Japan which ulitimately ended World War Two.
Martin B-26G Marauder (43-34581 marked '295857 FW-K') named 'Shootin In'.
Northrop P-61C Black Widow (43-8353 marked 42-39468) named 'Moonlight Serenade'.
|Left to right: Consolidated PBY-5A 'OA-10A' Catalina (46595, FAB 6551 marked '433879' registered N4583B) named 'Snafu Snatchers'.
Douglas B-18A Bolo (37-469 'R-33' registered N56847).
Beech AT-11 Kansan (42-37493).
|Left to right: Curtiss AT-9 Jeep (41-12150 '909') composite airframe.
Beech AT-10 Wichita (42-35143 marked '41-27193'). Between 1941 and 1943, Beech Aircraft built 1,771 AT-10s and Globe Aircraft Corp. built 600 in Dallas, Texas.
Cessna UC-78B Bobcat (42-71626).
Boeing PT-13D Stearman Kaydet (42-17800 marked '60591' registered N41766).
|Left to right: Taylorcraft L-2M (43-26592 marked '43-26588 X-88').
Stinson 105 Voyager (N66225 marked '298667') named 'Pacoima Honey'.
Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman (44-70296 marked '470534').
|Left to right: Ryan PT-22 Recruit (41-15721 marked '119' registered N51713).
Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper (42-36200).
|Left to right: Laister-Kauffman TG-4A (42-43734 data block 42-43787).
Vultee BT-13B Valiant (42-90629 '33 67ED').
Stinson L-1A Vigilant (41-19039 registered N4782C).
|Left to right: Seversky P-35 (36-404 '2170 4MP-17' marked 41-17449 on data block, registered N6055V). With 94th Pursuit Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, Selfridge Field in 1936.|
|Left to right: Douglas A-24B Banshee (42-54582 marked 115786 registered N17421) with United States Army Air Force from 1942.
North American P-51D Mustang (44-74936 marked '44-15174 52') named 'Shimmy V'.
|Left to right: Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk I (RCAF 1068, RAF AK987 marked '104' registered N5673N). With the RAF in 1941, transferred to 4 Squadron (F), RCAF Station Patricia Bay, Victoria, BC on January 28, 1942.
Bell TP-39Q Airacobra (44-3887 marked '17073 '31').
Lockheed P-38L (F-5G) Lightning (44-53232, FAH 505 marked '267855 KI-W').
|Left to right: Vickers Supermarine Spitfire PR.XI (PA908 marked 'MB950').
Vickers Supermarine Spitfire F.Vc/Trop (A58-246 'HL-B' ex MA863).
Bristol Beaufighter Mk.1c (A19-43 marked 'T5049').
|Left to right: De Havilland Mosquito TT.35 (RS709 marked 'NS519 P').
Macchi MC-200 Saetta (MM8146 '372-5'). Developed in the mid-1930s for the Regia Aeronautica (Italian Royal Air Force).
Junkers Ju88D-1/Trop (105) ex Romania. This aircraft is a long-range photographic reconnaissance version modified for tropical use. Completed in June 1943, this aircraft was delivered to Romania. However, in July 1943, a disillusioned Romanian pilot flew the aircraft to Cyprus to defect to British forces there.
|Left to right: Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 (610824 '4 blue' registered N109MS).
Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 (601088) was assigned to the JG 3 'Udet' Geschwader at Plenzrau in Northern Germany, before its capture and transfer to the US for testing.
Messerschmitt Me163B-1 Komet (191095). Restored by the Canadian National Aviation Museum and acquired by the NMUSAF in 1999.
|Left to right: Messerschmitt Me262A-1 Schwalbe (USN 121442, Luftwaffe w/n 501232). Delivered to Kampfgeschwader 6 (KG 6) in March 1945, surrendered to US forces on May 8, 1945. With the USAAF 54th Air Disarmament Squadron on May 15, 1945.|
|Left to right: Kugisho MXY7 Ohka Model 22 (1018). Delivered to the 1st Naval Air Technical Arsenal (Yokosuka) of the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai (5312 'E-105').
|Left to right: Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero (51553 'A1-3-102').|