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The Museum is a treasure trove of artifacts and information about World War II. The crew tried to see all exhibits in a two-day visit. There is just too much there to be enjoyed in such a short time. We will share our experiences with you.

 

The Museum is directly across the street from the Higgins Hotel on Magazine Street. Here is a nighttime panoramic view taken from our hotel room.

 

The red, white and blue Canopy of Peace rises 148 feet above the center of the campus and standing 481 feet long and 133 feet wide

 

You may go to the following link for additional information:

Bollinger Canopy of Peace | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans (nationalww2museum.org)

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Dog Tag Experience

 

A must see and participate feature of the National WWII Museum! It begins at the Union Pacific Train Station where you will experience a virtual trip to a tour in the military and WWII. Upon exiting the Train Car, you will be issued a “Dog Tag” that will enable you to collect various artifacts related to the WWII Vet you are following through the Museum. Also, it will enable you access the Dog Tag Experience website where you are given an oral history of your WWII Veteran.

 

My “dog tag” was that of Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay.

 

You can experience his story by accessing http://dogtagexperience.org/

You may login using my email address: pbarry@hotmail.com

 

Enjoy!

Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes

Many have fought and died for this flag and what it stands forf!

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Museum
Museum

Magazine & Museum Sts

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American Sector
American Sector

Magazine St. Entrance

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Andrew Higgins
Andrew Higgins

Designer of the LCVP a.k.a. "Higgins Boat"

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Higgins Boat
Higgins Boat

LCVP Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel

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LST
LST

We will visit LST-325 at our 2023 Reunion in Evansville, IN

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LCVP
LCVP

Restored by WW II Museum

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LCVP PA 33-21
LCVP PA 33-21

Would have been on USS Bayfield APA33 Landed 36 soldiers

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USS Bayfield APA 33
USS Bayfield APA 33

Attack Transport "Mother ship" for LCVPs. saw action on D-Day Utah Beach Landings and at Iwo Jima

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Gillinghams
Gillinghams

Roger, Ron, Tom & Russ

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Gillinghams
Gillinghams

About to board the Union Pacific

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Receive a WWII Vets Dog Tag
Receive a WWII Vets Dog Tag

See the "Dog Tag Experience" link abpve

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

FDR's quote can be read if you click on the photo

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Roger, Tom and FDR
Roger, Tom and FDR
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FDR
FDR

Charles Crooks

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Planning the Day
Planning the Day

Diane, Donelda, Jim Jenkins, LeRoy

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USS Evans DD552
USS Evans DD552

5 Battle Stars in Pacific

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USS Kidd DD661
USS Kidd DD661

8 Battle Stars in Pacific currently berthed as a Museum Ship in Baton Rouge, LA

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USS Beale DD471
USS Beale DD471

WW2 action in Pacific earning 6 Battle Stars - model is not in museum - just thought it would be a good place

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PT Boat
PT Boat

Patrol Torpedo Boat. Used in Pacific. during .WW II and later in Vietnam PT-109 was commanded by John F. Kennedy

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WW II Aviation Exhibit
WW II Aviation Exhibit

Donated by George H.W. Bush Foundation

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T-BM Avenger
T-BM Avenger

As flown by Lt. George H.W. Bush

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P-51 Mustang & others
P-51 Mustang & others

As flown by Tuskegee Airmen

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P 51 Mustang
P 51 Mustang

As flown by the Tuskegee Airmen

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SBD-3 Dauntless Dive Bomber
SBD-3 Dauntless Dive Bomber

In 1942 Battle of Midway, the SBD Dauntless advanced naval aviation bysinking four Japanese carriers.

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C-47  and Bob Hinkle
C-47 and Bob Hinkle

Dropped paratroopers on D-Day and Battle of the Bulge

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WW II Ends
WW II Ends

Celebration

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High Resolution Aviation Camera
High Resolution Aviation Camera

Developed and manufactured by Sherman Fairchild. Fairchild later manufactured aircraft to provide additional airborn stability

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Aerial Reconnaissance
Aerial Reconnaissance

High Resolution Photos taken with Fairchild camera

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Merchant Marine
Merchant Marine

Many went down with their ships while in convoy to Europe

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Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam

A very famous poster

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