Chennault Aviation And Military Museum - Tribute To Vets

by Sara G April. 01, 2012 7042 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 8 years, 5 months ago

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

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Maz 8 years, 5 months ago

Fantastically interesting set!!

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Ray King 8 years, 5 months 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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Willie Marie Keller 8 years, 5 months ago

wow wonderful tribute lovely set on the history

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Mark 8 years, 5 months ago

Great set and tribute!

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Yves Monast 8 years, 5 months ago

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

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Sherij 8 years, 5 months ago

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

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Christa 8 years, 5 months ago

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

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 8 years, 5 months ago

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

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Stuey 8 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic set and tribute.

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 8 years, 5 months ago

wonderful set!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mallusatish Reddy 8 years, 5 months ago

Excellent set~!~

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Claire 8 years, 5 months ago

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

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Dave 8 years, 5 months ago

It looks like a very cool place to visit.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Saba 8 years, 6 months ago

Very interesting;)

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful set - so much to see!

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Ann Garratty 8 years, 6 months 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 8 years, 6 months 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?

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Antonio Gil 8 years, 6 months ago

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

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Gillian Parsons 8 years, 6 months ago

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

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Breizh 8 years, 6 months ago

A great report !
Nice shots and explanations .

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kukakuk Weimaraners 8 years, 6 months ago

Very interesting report!

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Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 8 years, 6 months ago

Great report from the museum :))

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Finbarr 8 years, 6 months ago

Excellent tribute !!

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Josy 8 years, 6 months ago

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

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Trish 8 years, 6 months 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 8 years, 6 months ago

Very interesting.

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Neil Rosenberger 8 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful Set ! Thank you for this tribute !!

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Tom Thompson 8 years, 6 months ago

Wonderfful tribute looks like you all had fun

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 6 months ago

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

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 6 months ago

These were interesting to see!

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Rob Gant 8 years, 6 months ago

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

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