American Air Museum
American Air Museum in Britain
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States of America
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The American Air Museum at IWM Duxford stands as a memorial to the 30,000 members of the US Army Air Forces who died in the course of flying from Britain during the Second World War. It tells the story of the men and women whose lives were shaped by American airpower over a century of war.
Please note we are unable to advise on visiting other USAAF heritage sites.
American Air Museum in Britain charity
The American Air Museum in Britain charity honors the sacrifices of American men and women who have served in Britain since the First World War. It sustains the operation of the American Air Museum and showcases its mission within the United States.
Membership is of the American Air Museum in Britain is restricted to residents of the United States. Members receive American Air Museum news and other benefits.
Our archive documents the US air campaign in Britain and Europe during the Second World War. It records stories of the men and women of the US Army Air Forces and the memories of the British people who befriended them.
Our archive is unfinished, there are lots of gaps and lots of work to do to enhance the pages, especially of people. We hope you will help us with this
You can find out how to search and contribute information and photographs to our archive on our help pages
Researching your family history
Unfortunately we do not have the resources to give individual responses to requests for family history.
You can find out about many of the people who served with the US Army Air Forces in Britain and Europe in our archive.
We have also put together some useful guides to help you start your research.
Offer an item to the American Air Museum
Collections relating to the American Air Museum are under the care of IWM. IWM's collections are recorded, preserved and cared for to the highest standards. However, this comes at a high cost, forcing us to be selective about what we can now accept into our keeping.
Please read our policy and then fill in our form to offer something to IWM’s collection.
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If you haven’t found the answer to your question or have a problem that needs resolving or you believe that we can improve any aspect of our museum, or our service, please let us know.Contact us