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Posted on Wednesday 16th March

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford will be opening its doors to a new and transformed American Air Museum on 19 March 2016. It has been supported by a grant from the National Lottery Fund.

Visitors are invited to 're-live exciting personal stories' about Duke Boswell, the man who on D-Day jumped out of a C-47 transport aircraft, and also about Huie Lamb, a fighter pilot who lost his P-51 Mustang in the English Channel.

It's not all about the first and second World War though, the American Air Museum keeps up to date, allowing visitors to hear the story of Robert Gutierrez, an army man who joined the US Air Force the day after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. On display are his uniforms that he wore on active service in Afghanistan.

Further Reading

Duxford and the Big Wings 1940-45

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Duxford and the Big Wings 1940-45

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by Martin Bowman

A pulsating account of the young RAF and American fighter boys who flew Spitfires, Hurricanes, Thunderbolts and Mustangs during 1940-45. It is unique in that the story is told using first person accounts from RAF, German and American 'Eagles' who fought in the skies over England in the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940 and the great air offensives over occupied-Europe from 1942 onwards. The first five and a half chapters cover the… Read more...


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