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1 Museum of the United States Air Force 2010 Jan 08 JLoewe©2010 jlofoto.net

2 It was a cold, snowy day when we arrived.... Which was good because no one else was there

3 The entrance to the WW2 Section

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5 A6M Zero

6 Doolittle Exhibit

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9 Spitfire

10 Mosquito

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14 Spitfires & Mosquito

15 Spitfire, C-47

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17 The view through the gunsite

18 B-17, C-47

19 B-26

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21 D-Day, C47 & G-4 Glider

22 JU88

23 Me262

24 Catalina up close

25 Little Boy & Fat Man with Bocks Car

26 P-61 Black Widow

27 Baka

28 This is the start of the Restoration shop tour. The guides are calling us into small groups.

29 SAM26000 is in the paint booth

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32 They’re doing a great job making sure the paint is historically correct.

33 The Swoose – B17D

34 Memphis Belle landing gear restoration

35 Schoolmarm Martha was our guide for the tour

36 The Swoose gets some new sheet metal

37 The Swoose tour list

38 Swoose interior

39 Douglas O-46 tail. This is the restoration work done by Purdue University engineering students

40 Douglas O-46 tail PU work. This will all be put back to original configuration.

41 Douglas O-46 cockpit.

42 Memphis Belle tail gun position

43 Memphis Belle - Some of the name carvings from the war bond tour

44 Memphis Belle tail gun position

45 Memphis Belle - ball turret interior

46 Memphis Belle & Strawberry Bitch ball turrets

47 Memphis Belle & Strawberry Bitch ball turrets – SB’s is upside down

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49 Memphis Belle top turret

50 Memphis Belle top turret – Gun sight has not been installed yet

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52 Memphis Belle Waist section

53 Memphis Belle Waist section – Tail gun position looking forward

54 Memphis Belle waist section – Starboard interior

55 Memphis Belle waist section – Forward looking aft

56 Memphis Belle forward section

57 Memphis Belle front section – Radio compartment – aft looking forward

58 Memphis Belle dash – not much left – cockpit hatches are below

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61 Memphis Belle wing

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63 Memphis Belle engine restoration

64 F-84

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66 Pratt 3350

67 Bristol Centaurus

68 The XC-99 is now at the AF Museum – This is the horizontal stabilizer

69 The hot end of a MIG-25

70 Lockheed XF-90 – Or what’s left after sitting in the Nevada atomic test range for a bunch of years

71 Lockheed XF-90 – I always thought this was a cool looking airplane when I was a kid

72 The cold war section has a very... well... cold feel to it

73 F mission display

74 Lockheed EC Early AWAC

75 The B-52 bomb bay doesn’t look very big when your standing in it

76 C-124

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78 B-36

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81 KC-97

82 B-50

83 B-2


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