The American Air Museum in Britain is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War II in December 1941 by launching the “Honor and Educate” initiative. In addition to enhancing the museum’s physical space in Duxford, officials are creating a learning program and virtual “Museum without Walls” to educate US students about the critical role that American airmen played in World War II and the major conflicts since then. “It is vitally important that the role of US airpower in the defense of Europe, together with the stories of personal sacrifice and endeavor, are known to future generations,” said Air Chief Marshal Peter Squire, the museum’s president, in a release. The museum stands as a memorial to the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from British bases during World War II. (American Air Museum website)
An Active-Duty Airman set himself on fire in front of the Israeli Embassy this afternoon, the Air Force confirmed to Air & Space Forces Magazine. The man, who was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition, has not yet been publicly identified.