National WW2 Museum

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National WW2 Museum

Postby m3a1 » September 15th, 2016, 2:46 pm

Some highlights from this great museum! B17s are a special favorite in our family. My wife and I got married on one....in flight!
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This particular M3 is a favorite of mine. It is the first half track I ever drove and worked on...before it was sold to the museum. It looks terrific now!
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This is a fine example of the first light tank I ever drove...under extremely trying circumstances, but that's a story for another time.
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This is a fine example of the first medium tank I ever drove. In fact the first historic military vehicle I ever drove was the Sherman. I was hooked after that!
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I had the privilege of pulling and backing one of these with my 42 International M3-4. I must say, it looked great hooked to my truck.
If you ever get a chance to set one of these up, the business of dropping the carriage is a dangerous one.
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Re: National WW2 Museum

Postby Horst » September 15th, 2016, 4:33 pm

great pictures! Too bad you used a lousy camera ;)
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Re: National WW2 Museum

Postby m3a1 » September 15th, 2016, 7:05 pm

Yeah, you're right about that! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Truth is, taking pictures was secondary to enjoying the museum.

It's a great museum and if you ever get the chance to visit...DO IT!
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Re: National WW2 Museum

Postby ohiomgman » October 22nd, 2016, 9:01 am

Great pics!
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Re: National WW2 Museum

Postby rickf » October 22nd, 2016, 9:23 am

I would love to go but I see a LOT of stairs, I can't do stairs. Is it handicap accessible? Are there elevators to the different levels. I went to the website and they give no information at all.
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Re: National WW2 Museum

Postby m3a1 » October 22nd, 2016, 10:45 am

Oh yeah! The whole place meets ADA standards. I dare say you'll have no issues at all.

GO!
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Re: National WW2 Museum

Postby 1943Willysgpw » October 27th, 2016, 8:29 am

They have added since I visited last. Great pictures.
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Re: National WW2 Museum

Postby m3a1 » October 27th, 2016, 10:18 am

I may have a chance to get back there pretty soon. I can't wait!

It might interest you to know that their half track came from San Antonio. It belonged to a guy I knew. When he sold it, that brought the number of operational half tracks in the area down to two. I've driven it and worked on it but they brought it to a whole new level of goooooood. It's very pretty now. :D

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