After a much needed a break, I am back and finally out of my "funk". Me and my family took a few day trips, and it was just a lovely, relaxing week. I found a few retro goodies, which I'll share in my next post. However, the highlight of the trip was definitely visiting the U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center. They have a museum, which is currently featuring an exhibit on General Omar Bradley, and an outdoor exhibit called the Army Heritage Trail. The Trail is AMAZING!! You get to walk through the army's major campaigns from The Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War. Of course, the WWII Core Area was my favorite. It was like stepping back in time! But I did enjoy the Vietnam exhibit and WWI trenches. It's very difficult to wrap your mind around how our soldiers lived under those conditions.
Inside the Repair Shop
Unfortunately, it was almost closing time when we got there, and they had already locked up the church. I will definitely be planning another trip back!
The inscription reads:
66th, 67th, 68th, 506th Squadrons
8,000 Personnel/ 344 Combat Missions
153 B-24s Lost/ 330 Axis AC Shot Down
859 Air Crew KIA/ 232 WIA/ 544 POW