America Tour, Day 8 – Visit to the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio

We flew to Ohio just to visit the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, but I tell you, it’s all worth it!  One day was not enough to take in all the information about aircrafts, missiles and the history of wars that America played a part of.


Aircraft display outside the Museum

Miniature model of the first plane invented by the Wright Brothers of Dayton, Ohio


One of the planes used by Kamikaze pilots. Kamikazes are the suicide attacks by military aviators of the Japanese Empire


Captured German aircraft that served in the Luftwaffe (aerial bombing of cities) in World War 2


Codenamed the Fat Man, that yellow thing is a replica of the atomic bomb that bombed Nagasaki which ended World War 2

 


The plane that dropped the atomic bomb over Nagasaki

Considered as a national aviation treasure and widely recognized as a symbol of American bravery and heroism during World War II, the “Memphis Belle” is the first aircraft to complete 25 successful bombing missions in Europe with all of its crew-members intact.


A Soviet surface-to-air missile used in shooting down USAF aircrafts

 


Guided bombs. The one in the middle, GBU-8 Electro-Optical Guided Bomb (EOGB), was first used during the Vietnam war.
It has a composite of a 2,000 pound bomb and a Television Guidance and Control Kit.

 

And below are parts of the Exhibit honoring the Airmen who defended the Bataan Peninsula against the Japanese and who later suffered in the Bataan Death March during World War II.

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