The Aircraft Collection
The National Museum of World War II Aviation is home-base for 18 fully restored, flying World War II aircraft, and frequently hosts other World War II aircraft as they fly across the country for airshows and events. The museum has 10 other flying aircraft in its collection, including pre-war and post-war aircraft that are related to the story of World War II aviation.
Most of the aircraft in the permanent collection are owned by the Museum while others are on loan from private collectors. These aircraft, together with the museum’s extensive collection of artifacts and archival materials, tell the full story our nation’s advancements in aviation during the Second World War.
While most of the collection can be viewed on any given day at the museum, some aircraft may not be on display due to space limitations, maintenance requirements or touring commitments.
Click on the button below for a complete list of aircraft in the museum’s collection. Click on the thumbnails below for specific information on each aircraft.