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Loan Program

MHI curates a collection of historically significant artifacts that are available for loan to qualified organizations without cost, for a period of 1 year (renewable annually).  Artifacts are obtained by the institute through donations, loans, museum exchanges, or via direct purchase.  

Sepp Dietrich Uniform

Uniform of German Tank Ace Sepp Dietrich, captured by a US Soldier at the conclusion of WW2. Dietrich was held responsible for the Malady Massacre in Belgium, and placed on trial for war crimes at the end of the war.  Currently on loan to the Gettysburg Museum of History.

Navy Cross Grouping

Uniform Grouping to Navy Cross Recipient who fought primarily at the Battle of Leyete during World War II.  A Torpedo Bomber, he helped sink the Japanese Battleship Musashi (awarded Navy Cross) and the Carrier Zuikaku (awarded Silver Star).  Pending placement with San DIego Air and Space Museum.

Theodore Morrell Document

Dr. Morrell was Hitler's personal doctor, and responsible for the F├╝hrer's care, including his possible treatment for Parkinsan's Disease.  Available for Loan.

Medal of Honor to Bernard Fisher

Fisher was the first Air Force member to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War.  On loan to the City of Clearfield, Utah, the city where Fisher grew up.

Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds

Fisher A set of Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds for the German Knight's Cross.  The second highest combat award available to members of the German Military during WWII.  Available for Loan.

Saddam Hussein's Uniform

Brought back by an Iraqi War veteran who liberated it from Baghdad Airport.  On of the only specimens with full-provenance and veteran information.  Available for loan.

Golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds

One of less than 5 known to exist, this is the highest military honor bestowed to members of the German military during World War Two.  Only the pilot ace Hans Rudel received this award.   Pending Placement with Public Entity.

The Halls of Montezuma Flag Poll

This segment of the flag poll from the Chapultapeck fort in Mexico City was acquired from the family of the Mexican American War veteran to whom it was presented.   A legendary artifact from the building that inspired the first line of the Marines' Hymn.   Available for loan.

Michael Wittmann Document

Formal presentation document (unsigned) of the Swords to the Knight's Cross, presented to WWII German Tank ace Michael Wittmann. Available for loan.

Josef Mengele's Forged Passport

Italian passport forged for use in Argentina and used to support infamous Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele's cover as Gregor Helmuth.  Retained in Mengele's business archive by his former secretary after he fled Buenos Aires in 1960.  Available for loan.

Navajo Code Talker Uniform

The uniform of George H. Kirk, Sr, Navajo Code Talker.  This uniform was placed on permanent residence at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona.

Otto Kretschmer Award Document

The formal presentation document of the Swords to the Knight's Cross, presented to Otto Kretschmer, famous German U-boat ace from World War II.  Sank 44 ships before surrender in 1941 to the British.   Available for loan.

Fritz Todt Award Document

Formal presentation document bestowing Nazi Germany's highest award, the German Order, to Armaments Minister Fritz Todt, who oversaw the buildup of the German military in contravention to the Versailles Treaty.  Available for loan.