USAF Museum to Commemorate Veterans Day with ‘Plane Talks’ on Nov 10

Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Bockscar" in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. On Aug. 9, 1945, the B-29 "Bockscar" dropped the “Fat Man” atomic bomb on Nagasaki, which led to Japan’s unconditional surrender and the end World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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PRESS RELEASE – The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will commemorate Veterans Day by offering visitors a special opportunity to interact with more than 30 veterans who will be stationed at aircraft throughout the museum as part of the “Plane Talks” program on Nov. 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Included among the veterans scheduled to be on-hand are a retired crew chief and flight nurse, as well as navigators, pilots and engineers who have flown on aircraft such as the AC-130, B-1, B-25, B-52, B-58, C-47, C-123, C-124, C-130, C-141, EC-121D; F-4, F-22, F-89, F-101, F-105, F-106A, H-43, KC-97, RF-101, SR-71, T-39, UH-1P and VC-137C (Air Force One).

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will commemorated Veterans Day with a “Plane Talks” program on Nov. 10 by offering visitors a chance to interact with veterans and subject matter experts. More than 30 veterans will participate including Colonel (Ret.) Frank Alfter, who will speak with visitors about his experience with the F-22 “Raptor.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

In addition, a former museum curator will speak about the B-17 Flying Fortress exhibit, a retired Army paratrooper will offer insight into the B-29, a Navy electrician mate will discuss his experience with the P-61, and a former Missileer will discuss the capabilities of the museum’s collections of missiles. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and interact with these aviation experts, who will tell personal stories and offer first-hand knowledge about the aircraft and exhibits.

To see the complete list of veterans and their aircraft locations, visit

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Admission and parking are free. For more information about the museum, visit

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