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Indoor Exhibits - World War I












The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. Although the reasons were varied and complex, the one having the greatest emotional impact upon the 'average American' was Germany's introduction of unrestricted submarine warfare which followed the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. Our exhibit not only includes 94th Aero Squadron artifacts and documentation, but original copies of the “Stars and Stripes” newspaper.

WWI Exhibit
World War I Exhibit

94th Aero Squadron

The 94th Aero Squadron was the first American squadron to cross the French lines in WWI to fight over German territory. Its commanders included air combat theorist Raoul Lufbery and Captain "Eddie" Rickenbacker.

Stars and Stripes

From February 8, 1918, to June 13, 1919, by order of General John J. Pershing, the United States Army published a newspaper for its forces in France, The Stars and Stripes.

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History of Travis AFB








Basic Trainers
   BT-13 “Valiant”
   T-37 Simulator
   F-100 Cockpit Trainer








Early Years
   Wright Brothers








World War I
   94th Aero Squadron
   Stars and Stripes








Inter War Years
   Spirit of St. Louis
   Cessna AT-17 Bobcat








World War II
   Flying Tigers
   “The Hump”
   Piper L-4 “Grasshopper”
   CG-4 Combat Glider
   Tuskegee Airmen
   Doolittle Raid
   “Fat Man” Nuclear Bomb








Cold War
   Berlin Airlift
   The “Candy Bomber”
   Candy Bomber Honored








Korean War
   Korean War Gallery
   Korean War: “In Field”
   Korean War: “On Base”
   Korean War Stories
   Truman’s Secret Visit
   Flying Cheetahs
   Rescue Mission
   SAC Air Crews
   Travis Crash
   Operation Starlift








Vietnam War
   Vietnam Exhibit
   The Nurses
   Bringing Them Home
   Operation Homecoming








Modern Flight
   Strategic Airlift
   C-141 “Starlifter”
   Lockheed C-5 “Galaxy”
   Aerial Refueling








Space Exploration
   Aerojet General XLR73
   Mercury Spacecraft
   Project Gemini








Humanitarian Missions
   Stinson L-5 “Sentinel”
   EMEDS Unit
   Operation Babylift








   AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile
   PB4Y-2 Bow Turret
   Engine: R-2600-13
   Nose Art
   Military Coins
   Military Uniform Collection


















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