Ohio is proud to be home to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson

Ohio is proud to be home to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson

Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

March 28th, 2009, 11:11 pm #1

Another great clip from Bernie.. I know you'll enjoy it, but if you're sentimental like I am, have a hankie ready.


A Bit of military history you might be interested in seeing.

C-141 Tail Number 60177 was the last of the 285 C-141's
built by Lockheed to leave active service. She flew 100 POWs
out of Hanoi on 12 February 1973, some of them tasting freedom
for the first time in six years. Each POW put their shot-down date
on the face of the oxygen panel during their flight to Clark Air Base
in the Philippines. For her retirement ceremony, some of the
POWs she brought home were brought back for the ceremony and
one last flight by this gracious lady. Most of them are old men now
but their enthusiasm, emotions, and excitement were evident during
this flight and retirement ceremony. She was then flown to Dayton,
Ohio where she will spend her final days in the Air Force Museum.
A very touching video - Be sure to turn on the sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BM09bxf3Ng
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Joined: October 10th, 2005, 8:42 pm

March 29th, 2009, 3:53 pm #2

The Air Force Museum is a must see. I think they must have one of everything that ever flew. If you go, plan on spending the entire day there to take it all in. There is so much history to see.
If you plan on going to Dayton for any reason (business, convention, pleasure) make it a point to leave a day early to take in the museum.
It is well worth it.

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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

March 29th, 2009, 6:13 pm #3

As many times as I've been there, I never tire of it and the variety of displays never ceases to amaze me! They're constantly adding and changing things - it just gets better and better.

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Joined: May 20th, 2005, 1:46 am

March 29th, 2009, 9:10 pm #4

It's also a great place to visit as a side trip, If your a Ham Radio Operator and go to the Hamfest In Dayton
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