Brand-spanking new American Air Museum at Duxford

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford will be opening its doors to a new and transformed American Air Museum on 16 March 2016. It has been supported by a grant from the National Lottery Fund.

Visitors are invited to ‘re-live exciting personal stories’ about Duke Boswell, the man who on D-Day jumped out of a C-47 transport aircraft, and also about Huie Lamb, a fighter pilot who lost his P-51 Mustang in the English Channel.

It’s not all about the first and second World War though, the American Air Museum keeps up to date, allowing visitors to hear the story of Robert Gutierrez, an army man who joined the US Air Force the day after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. On display are his uniforms that he wore on active service in Afghanistan.