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The online history pages listed below include some of the information that appears on the hundreds of wall displays throughout the National Museum of the United States Air Force. These pages also include some in-depth history topics using information from official USAF documents.

Note: These history pages are intended as a broad introduction to Air Force history. They are neither complete nor comprehensive.

Pre-World War I (late 1800s through 1914)
World War I (1914-1918)
Post-World War I (1918 to 1920s)
Pre-World War II (1930 to Dec. 6, 1941)
World War II (1941-1945)
  - Combat Europe
  - Combat Pacific
Post-World War II (1946-1949)
Cold War (1949-1989)
  - Korean War (June 1950 to July 1953)
  - Southeast Asia War (1960s and 1970s)
USAF Museum Interactive Timeline
Air Force Song
Fabric of the Air Force (50th Anniversary Quilt)
Enlisted Heritage
   - Enlisted Pilots (1912-1945)
Development of USAF Insignia (1916-1947)
Aerial Demonstration Teams
Women Pilots in World War II (1942-1944)
Rescue History (1940s to 1990s)
Service Flags and Pins
AF Link Heritage Pages

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