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Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
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Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
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We now have six charging points for electric vehicles
When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit Claude's between Hangars 2 and 6? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
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Sit in our Mk16 Spitfire and receive a tour of its cockpit or try out our new virtual reality experience and pilot your own Spitfire. Charges apply.
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The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation ensures that the shared aviation heritage of the USA and the UK is kept alive in the memories of our two great nations.
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Born in 1891 in Colorado, Libby worked as a cowboy before joining the Canadian Army when the First World War broke out. He became a medical orderly and was soon on active service in France. By spring 1916 he had seen enough of the trenches, and volunteered to become an observer in the Royal Flying Corps.
Libby joined No.23 Squadron, flying F.E.2bs out of RFC Le Hameau. On his first operation, on 15 July, 1916, he shot down an Ago CII. In August he was transferred to No.11 Squadron, and between 22 and 25 August he shot down a further four enemy aircraft, making him America's first ace. In November 1916, with his score at ten enemy aircraft and the award of the Military Cross, he was sent back to the UK for pilot training.
In April 1917 Libby returned to France, joining No.43 Squadron flying Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutters. In July he was promoted to Captain and appointed a Flight Commander, and made two further claims. In August he was transferred again, to No.25 Squadron flying De Havilland D.H.4 bombers. He made two further claims with this unit, before being transferred to the US Air Service in September 1917. Sent back to America, he fell ill and was discharged. He suffered from permanent spinal problems until his death in 1970.
Libby had at least 14 and maybe as many as 24 victories. He was arguably America's first ace, although as he was an observer at the time and not a pilot, there is some debate over whether he qualifies for this title or not.
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