Chennault Aviation And Military Museum - Tribute To Vets

by Sara G April. 01, 2012 6857 views

The Chennault Aviation and War Museum held a long overdue tribute to our Vietnam Vets who did not get a “welcome home” when returned…Vets and families were honored with refreshments and a key chain medal of appreciation.

Chennault is named for our local General Claire Chennault from the WW11 era. General Chennault and The Flying Tigers were highly instrumental in WW11 as they volunteered to assist the Chinese that were being overrun by the Japanese.

This was an Army-Air Force Navigation school graduating over 15,000 of which over 1500 lost their lives. This was the largest and most complete training school in the United States. This museum is on the grounds and in one of the buildings still used when a base.

Daughter Kim and Drew looking at the planes and soldier equipment..

A really big machine gun

The uniforms were amazing

Don was in the Navy..his uniform was like the one up high..he still has his jacket..scratchy wool.

Our flag from the Revolutionary war..

Drew pointed out all the planes

I was showing Drew more planes

A local guy I went to school with is honored in this case…shows a lot of medals and pictures of his family..

P-47 Thunderbolt

Loved all the old phones and switchboard..this is memorabilia from WW11 at this base..where the museum is located..Pictures of dances..thus the shoes..and entertainment for the service men..

This is Selman Field..which was the base then and how it looked..The museum is on this property and is in one of these old barracks..added on other rooms for more displays..Our airport is here also..Delta Air Lines began here..Delta is the name of the flat low lands where cotton, soybeans, corn and other crops are grown in the rich soil left when the Mississippi River overflowed it's banks.

How it was…

I love the fighter simulator..

Really excited that I could pull back on the whatchamacallit and move the levers..

Kim enjoyed it too..

Flying ACE

Dignified uniform..

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Lisa Charbonneau 5 years, 1 month ago

Your little boy must a love to see all of this!

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Maz 5 years, 1 month ago

Fantastically interesting set!!

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Ray 5 years, 1 month ago

Cool day! thanks for sharing this adventure. So often the sacrificies made on our behalf are not thought of at all or forgotten.

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Marie 5 years, 1 month ago

wow wonderful tribute lovely set on the history

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mark 5 years, 1 month ago

Great set and tribute!

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Yves Monast 5 years, 1 month ago

awesome set love the first and third one ....

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sherij 5 years, 1 month ago

Cool!! I want to try the flight simulator with the BIG MACHINE GUN!! wa-hooo!!! thanks for the tour!!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Christa 5 years, 1 month ago

Great and interesting post, good it bolongs all to the past.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 5 years, 1 month ago

Interesting set!
can you find my town on the map (#11 shot)?

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Stuey 5 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic set and tribute.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 1 month ago

wonderful set!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mallusatish Reddy 5 years, 1 month ago

Excellent set~!~

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Claire 5 years, 1 month ago

a great report !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!beautiful photos !!!!!!!!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Dave 5 years, 1 month ago

It looks like a very cool place to visit.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Saba 5 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting;)

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 5 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful set - so much to see!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ann Garratty 5 years, 1 month ago

A fascinating exhibition Sara, we love visiting the ones we have here in England... Looking at the photo of Kim in No 3, you can see that Drew looks very much like his mum!

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Moira 5 years, 1 month ago

Fabulous set great report and tribute to those brave men and women.
So did Drew get a toy plane he looked interested in them?

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Antonio Gil 5 years, 1 month ago

I love everything related to WWII. So that it never repeats itself.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 5 years, 1 month ago

A truely wonderful tribute to the soldiers who fought and for those who didn't return home.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Breizh 5 years, 1 month ago

A great report !
Nice shots and explanations .

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kukakuk Weimaraners 5 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting report!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 1 month ago

Great report from the museum :))

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Finbarr 5 years, 1 month ago

Excellent tribute !!

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Josy 5 years, 1 month ago

Spectacular museum. I thank you for this sharing Sara... A great report

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Trish 5 years, 1 month ago

wow....what a great museum with great memorabilia to honour those who served! very nice. note....u are so cute flying :))

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Farideh_Homam 5 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Neil 5 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful Set ! Thank you for this tribute !!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tom 5 years, 1 month ago

Wonderfful tribute looks like you all had fun

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 1 month ago

Looks as though you all enjoyed the museum visit! Great photo documentation of this collection of war artifacts!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jacki 5 years, 1 month ago

These were interesting to see!

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Rob Gant 5 years, 1 month ago

What a great set, i love it thanks for taking me along on your trip to the museum

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