Our family has made many visits to this museum over the years. Our grandson is an aviation buff and is interested to see so many actual airplanes displayed there. Dotted throughout the museum are TV screens and theaters that give the history of the Mighty 8th and its role in WWII. Some of the information given, like death rates for the young pilots and crew members, always make me sad, but it's important for the young people today to understand the sacrifices that were made in that conflict. Outside the museum is a garden with many monuments to the various crews as well as a chapel (with rest rooms).
The main exhibition space was designed to be big enough to display the B17 which is the process of being restored. It just barely fits! Membership at one of the highest levels entitles 4 people to a guided tour of this plane inside and out. You have to arrange it well in advance of your visit. We did this and found it extremely interesting.
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