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American Air Museum

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The American Air Museum at IWM Duxford stands as a memorial to the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from UK bases during the Second World War, and also honours those who fought in Korea, Vietnam, Libya, Iraq and other conflicts and battles of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

This outstanding example of contemporary British architecture by Foster and Partners houses the largest collection of US historic military aircraft in Europe, including a vintage B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, and aircraft from the Cold War era such as a B-52 Stratofortress, SR-71 Blackbird and F-4 Phantom.

The museum opened in 1997, was rededicated in 2002 and will undergo a redevelopment in 2015 that will see the glass wall come down and the aircraft taken out for conservation work and redisplayed by the end of that year.


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28 September 2014 20:04:16 Lucy May Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history and person associations