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" For You the War is Over"- experiences of the Mighty 8th Air Force POWs

"For You the War is Over." These were often the first words a downed airmen heard when captured. Join us to learn more about the 8th Air Force Prisoner of War experience. We will be using personal stories and artifacts from the collection. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is a non-profit organization with a museum which educates visitors through the use of exhibits, artifacts, archival materials, and stories, most of which are dedicated to the history of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps that served in the European Theatre during World War II.Among the many World War II exhibits are aircraft including a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that can be viewed while being restored, a model of a Messerschmitt Bf 109G fighter, and a 3/4-scale model of a P-51 Mustang fighter. Aircraft on display outside include the B-47 Stratojet, MiG-17, and F-4 Phantom II from the post-WWII Cold War era.

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