United States Air Force Museum

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Many spirits are still attracted to items they owned in life.

 

DESCRIPTION

The United States Air Force Museum is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum. It is free to the public, though picture id is required to enter. You should also wear a good pair of walking shoes. What a glorious collection of aircraft, war memorabilia, historical accounts & displays one never hears in school, stored in 5 huge Galleries all connected by hallways. Tom and I were in hog heaven! It is one of the most complete exhibits we saw on this trip. Learned about events I didn’t know too much about; Just knew bits and pieces of what happened.

Early Years Gallery: Early Military flight to the beginning of WW2. Lots of planes from the 20s and 30s.

Air Power Gallery: Lots of WW2 planes, photos & exhibits of a variety of occurrences, including the The story of the Philippine Death March, life in a POW camp, The Flying Tigers story, uniforms of all the services, heroes, and campaigns, and other artifacts too numerous to mention.

Modern Fight Gallery: Covers Korean War and Southeast Asia — Each era in its own hangar, divided by a hallway. Many planes and helicopters, stories of events and occurrences, like the hard life experienced by our POW pilots at the hands of the North Koreans, etc. are in the exhibits on display. Saw my first B-52 bomber up close!

The Cold War Gallery: Another 2 hangar setup with all the planes used by the Air Force in that era. “Exhibits reveal how technological achievements of the era led to the advanced systems being applied in modern combat. The gallery’s aircraft collection presents a broad range of platforms, such as fighters, long-range bombers, attack aircraft, reconnaissance, heavy airlift and trainers. Modern aircraft on display include the world’s only permanent public display of a B-2 stealth bomber.”

Also of interest as you walk into the area, is a section of the Berlin Wall on display.

Missile & Space Gallery: The highlight for me was to see the Challenger Space Shuttle on display. Didn’t realize HOW BIG it is. Some space modules used in one of Apollo series was also here, along with various missiles etc.

 

MANIFESTATIONS

As freedom is not free, many brave men and women gave their lives in defending it, paying the ultimate price, throughout the years. It should be no surprise that some of the planes, exhibits and artifacts have attracted the entities of the people who met their death serving in hazardous conditions, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The planes, artifacts and personal items of the deceased have attracted their spirits, as reported by the museum’s evening staff.

WWII PLANES

B24 Liberator — “The Strawberry Bitch

B24 Liberator — “Lady Be Good

B-29 Bomber — “Bockscar

Vietnam-era Helicopters

Helicopter H-19A — “Hop-Along”

Medical EVAC and Rescue Helicopter — “The Black Maria”

LOCATION

1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, OH 45433
(937) 255-3286

The museum’s entrance is located off Springfield Pike at historic Wright Field (Gate 28B), approximately six miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio.

SOURCES INCLUDE

  • Fiddler’s Green.net paper models – B-24 Liberator
  • Paranormal Travel Guide (Ohio) on Haunted-Places.com
  • The Lady-Be-Good Tragedy on B-29s-Over-Korea.com
  • The USAF museum on Forgotten-Ohio.com
  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress on Warbirdalley.com
  • USAF museum website
  • “Lady Be Good” B-24 Bomber page on US Army Quartermaster Foundation Graves Registration Search and Recovery website

 
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