Innovation through Conflict: Mileposts in the Evolution of Military Aviation 

Located between the museums two main hangars, 29 climate-controlled exhibit cases tell the story of military aviation, the conflicts and personalities, technologies and tactics that have shaped our modern world. Trace aviation’s development through rare artifact displays and interpretive information from the first tentative steps of the Great War through the conflict in Afghanistan.  Flight helmets, painted A-2 leather jackets, the Home Front in WW II, POW artifacts, the Tuskegee Airman, aviation pioneer Jimmy Doolittle and General Curtis LeMay are but a few of the subjects covered within the exhibit.