The museum’s entrance. Photo by Zagrev on Flickr

This free museum located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio is devoted to all things related to the US Air Force. Items on display include uniforms and memorabilia among their huge collection of airplanes.

The museum has a permanent Disney Pins on Wings exhibit in their World War II Gallery. During the war, Walt established a team of six animators from his studio to assist in creating insignia for all branches of the US Armed Forces as well as Allied Military Units across the world. 1,200 designs were created and painted on the sides of planes, turned into patches for uniforms, and put onto letterhead for the troops.

“The insignia meant a lot to the men who were fighting … I had to do it … I owed it to them.”
– Walt Disney

If you’d like to take a virtual tour of the exhibit, check out Find the Disney exhibit by clicking forward to slide 11 of 23 in the World War II Gallery.

If you’re in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, check out Rosie’s All-American Caféa quick-service dining location themed to Disney’s involvement during World War II.

Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431
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