National Museum of USAF

Located in North Dayton and on Wright-Patterson AFB resides the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  Its roots originate with the research conducted at Dayton’s McCook Field.  Eventually, the collection moved to Wright Field and became known as the Air Force Museum.  As with all good things in Dayton, the Kettering Family saw the need for a permanent structure and formed the Air Force Museum Foundation.  Today, the museum is part of the National Aviation Heritage Area and holds countless artifacts such as the Memphis Belle, Bockscar, nearly every famous fighter, bomber, transport, and many spacecraft related to Airmen.