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December 15, 2003 – Permanent
Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Location: Boeing Aviation Hangar
The airplane emerged from World War I recognized widely for its potential as a military weapon. After the war, United States military aviators advocated different roles for the the airplane in American defense. By World War II, innovations in doctrine, organization, and technology resulted in air forces that would fight on a global scale. The aircraft on view represent turning points in the evolution of military aviation.