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Winnie and the Mig

B17 Tail Colors

B24 Tail Colors

Fender guitar commemorating WWII

Air Crew Plaque

Unit memorials

Name plaques

Memorial Chapel


Example of stained glass windows in chapel

Reflecting Pool

Memorabilia Display

Bomber jacket

Nazi items

Nose art from B29 Bockscar

Winnie at Flamingo Lakes

Flamingo Lakes

Before leaving Pooler, I stopped at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum. I'm glad I did. I thought I'd spend an hour or 2 then hit the road, but I wound up staying about 4 hours. It's easy an all day stop. They have some of the best WWII memorabilia that I've ever seen. Well organized and meticulously cared for. The most touching part was the memory garden. There were hundreds of plaques commemorating the air crews and theur planes placed there by crew members and their families as well as name plaques for those who served in the 8th on the walls around the garden. You can't walk through the garden without a tear coming to your eye.

After a relatively short ride Winnie and I arrived at the Flamingo RV Resort just outside of Jacksonville. It a great place. I'm going to the Cafe to watch karaoke tomorrow.

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