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  • WWII veteran to parachute into history with help of AFRL researcher

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dayton-area World War II veteran Jim “Pee Wee” Martin will return to the site of an historic battlefield this month when he parachutes into the Netherlands, through the help of Air Force Research Laboratory computer scientist Kevin Price.Martin, 98, of Xenia, Ohio, is a veteran of the Army’s 101st Airborne
  • Decorations lost, but significance remains: 97-year-old veteran honored again

    At a surprise ceremony in front of the B-24 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, July 24, Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, presented World War II veteran 1st Lt. Joseph Kollenberg with a set of replacement medals in honor of his courage and bravery during a significant time in our Nation’s history. Kollenberg, a B-24 Navigator, flew more than 27 combat missions over enemy territory, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the European, African, and Middle Eastern campaign service medals for his efforts.
  • Memphis Belle opens at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Seventy five years ago on May 17, 1943, the crew of the B-17F Memphis Belle completed their 25th combat mission in Nazi-occupied Europe. They overcame insurmountable odds by becoming the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions and return to the U.S. Exactly 75 years after their last mission, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has the renovated Memphis Belle on display to the public May 17, 2018.
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