Exhibits

On this Day: Operation Tidal Wave

On this day in 1943, the Eighth Air Force took part in the Ploesti Raids The need to cripple the German war machine was always the utmost priority for the Allies. The…

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Mission One

To mark the Fourth of July in 1942, the Eighth Air Force flew its official first combat mission, identified as “Mission One” in Eighth Air Force documents. In six Douglas A-20 Bostons,…

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Medal of Honor – Maj. John L. Jerstad

Major John L. “Jack” Jerstad could have just gone home to Racine, Wisconsin and nobody would have faulted him. After all, he’d already earned rapid promotion in the U.S. Army Air Corps,…

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