Permanent

IWM Duxford

Free event with general admission

Newly transformed

Inside the American Air Museum
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Newly transformed

From privates to presidents, we hear directly from those men and women whose lives have shaped or been shaped by their experiences of war, from the First World War to the present day.

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

Re-live exciting personal stories, 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 North Sea.

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

The US in Iraq

Iraqi CNN producer Hamdi Alkhshali inside the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq
© Hamdi Alkhshali

The US in Iraq

I think 20 days after the fall of Baghdad...the American and coalition forces control the country...The first thing into the country are satellites. The people were thirsty for these things. They just want to see what is happening around the world.

In the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Hamdi Alkhshali was approached in Baghdad by the US Army to be an interpreter, a role he chose not to take on. He went on to advise CNN on safe reporting locations across Iraq. The role wasn't without its dangers and one night Hamdi's house was targeted by a bomb.

Hamdi continues to work for CNN as a producer, based in Atlanta, Georgia. His clothes are on display, along with his wallet, one of the few things he bought with him from Iraq to the US - and a small American flag he was given when he became an American citizen.

Love Friendship Duty Honour

F-111
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Love Friendship Duty Honour

Visit the American Air Museum to hear the story of Robert Gutierrez, who joined the United States Air Force the day after the attacks on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001. You can see the uniform items he wore on active service in Afghanistan in 2009 and learn more about American servicemen and women in Britain from the First World War to the present day.

Location

Duxford Airfield
Address

IWM Duxford
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

  • Royston
  • Whittlesford Parkway
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