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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many have fought and died for this flag and what it stands forf!
Magazine & Museum Sts
Magazine St. Entrance
Designer of the LCVP a.k.a. "Higgins Boat"
LCVP Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel
We will visit LST-325 at our 2023 Reunion in Evansville, IN
Restored by WW II Museum
Would have been on USS Bayfield APA33 Landed 36 soldiers
Attack Transport "Mother ship" for LCVPs. saw action on D-Day Utah Beach Landings and at Iwo Jima
Roger, Ron, Tom & Russ
About to board the Union Pacific
See the "Dog Tag Experience" link abpve
FDR's quote can be read if you click on the photo
Diane, Donelda, Jim Jenkins, LeRoy
5 Battle Stars in Pacific
8 Battle Stars in Pacific currently berthed as a Museum Ship in Baton Rouge, LA
WW2 action in Pacific earning 6 Battle Stars - model is not in museum - just thought it would be a good place
Patrol Torpedo Boat. Used in Pacific. during .WW II and later in Vietnam PT-109 was commanded by John F. Kennedy
Donated by George H.W. Bush Foundation
As flown by Lt. George H.W. Bush
As flown by Tuskegee Airmen
As flown by the Tuskegee Airmen
In 1942 Battle of Midway, the SBD Dauntless advanced naval aviation bysinking four Japanese carriers.
Dropped paratroopers on D-Day and Battle of the Bulge
Developed and manufactured by Sherman Fairchild. Fairchild later manufactured aircraft to provide additional airborn stability
High Resolution Photos taken with Fairchild camera
Many went down with their ships while in convoy to Europe
A very famous poster