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Tony Jobe

Anyone who enjoys the Strategic Air and Space Museum would also enjoy the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH.

The museum is home to an incredible collection of aircraft and missiles.

Two of the most impressive exhibits are "SAM 26000" and "Bocks Car".

SAM 26000 was the original Air Force One. It was first used by President Kennedy and was the plane that carried him on his fateful trip to Dallas. It was also aboard this plane that Lyndon Johnson took the oath of office following JFK's assassination.

Bocks Car was the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.

The museum will be hosting a reunion for Doolittle's Raiders next month and will soon be acquiring the C-141 "Hanoi Taxi" that brought home more than 500 American POWs from Vietnam.

If you happen to be in Dayton area I highly recommend a visit.

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/


Tim Lake

We're going to be moving to Birmingham, Alabama in early April. I haven't been to the museum at Wright-Patterson. My wife isn't into those kind of things but I'd like to go see it before we leave.

Chad

Two best things about this museum...

1. It's a museum dedicated, in large part, to showcasing the awesome Cold War force that Strategic Air Command was. "To err is human - to forgive is divine. Neither of which is current SAC policy."

2. The B-36 that is on display. There are very few of these aircraft in existence and they're truly awesome to behold. "Six turning, four burning."

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