The National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, on Thursday will open its renovated Korean War exhibit. The 42,000-square-foot permanent display commemorates the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War by telling the story of how the Air Force passed the tough test of combat in its early years. Museum staff worked a year and a half to plan and construct the changes. “This exhibit—the largest single exhibit project undertaken by our staff—is a fitting tribute to the sacrifices of our Korean War veterans,” said retired Maj. Gen. Charles Metcalf, museum director. Fourteen aircraft are on display, including a C-124 transport, F-86 Sabre, and Russian MiG-15. There are several interactive displays, audiovisual presentations, and personal stories illustrated with artifacts and photographs. (Dayton report by Sarah Swan) (Museum Web site)
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