American Air Museum

IWM Duxford
Opening 19 March 2016

Be the first to explore the new American Air Museum, which reopens on 19 March after an extensive transformation and redevelopment.

The exciting new exhibition tells the story of Anglo-American co-operation from the First World War to the present day through the personal stories of those men and women who are intrinsically linked with the aircraft on display and enriched by fascinating objects from their lives.

Hear directly from those whose lives have been shaped by their experiences of war – from Duke Boswell, who jumped out of a C-47 transport aircraft on D-Day, to Huie Lamb, a fighter pilot who was forced to ditch his P-51 Mustang in the Channel. 

Explore dramatic displays of historic aircraft, innovative interactives and hundreds of objects from letters, uniforms to personal objects – many of which have never been on display before.

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Entry to the American Air Museum is included in general admission to IWM Duxford.

See this cigarette case on display in the new American Air Museum. It was used by William Wyler, an Oscar-winning film director who served in the US Army Air Forces during the Second World War. The case is covered in engraved signatures of famous individuals such as Carl Spaatz, General Eisenhower and Winston Churchill.