Travis AIr Force Base Heritage Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.


Go to the Inter War Years

 

 

History of Travis AFB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Trainers
     BT-13 “Valiant”
     PT-19-AAF
     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
     WASP
     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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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