Starting with the lower numbers and moving to the higher numbers this map leads you through the museum and through the Pacific phase of World War II. From pre-war through Pearl Harbor, to the end of the war on the deck of the Missouri.
I was pretty excited when they told me they were going to give me a tour mate, but all I got was the handheld device.
Actually it was very helpful, you typed the corresponding number of the area you were in and it gave you a historical narrative of what you were seeing.
Most everything displayed was recovered from the battlefield where it saw action. The above Australian tank was disabled by Japanese anti tank weapons and the audio story was told by the man who was in the turret at the time.
Similar to the plane Jimmy Doolittle used to bomb Tokyo.
For my friends in New Mexico, the battleship New Mexico.
Had to get an LST in the group.
This is an actual cruiser bridge. Sorry about the lighting, but wartime blackout conditions, you know
A replica of the bomb that ended it all.
Where the peace treaty was signed. You can't see it in the picture, but this model is a replica of the signing and the little white specs are thousands of sailors manning the decks.
This just really gives a glimpse into an amazing museum. If you are ever in the neighborhood be sure and check it out.
The Cardinals made the playoffs yesterday and we have one more regular season game to watch tonight, my way of enjoying the good life.