- Chester W. Nimitz
1. this was a tank that was used in the pacific war - right next to the exhibit they had a video running about this particular mission. they were interviewing one of the men that was assigned to that vehicle. while out the field, the tank was bombed - thus the large hole in front on the left hand side of the photo. he went on to explain how he knew he had to make it out of this vehicle, but he was only one of the survivors. he talked about having to manuveur himself around his fallen comrades to climb out of this hole, only to be in a line of fire.
talk about chaos!
2. a-bomb. going into this room was crazy. it gave me goosebumps. well most of the museum did, but this room inparticular. the bomb sirens were ringing and you could feel cold wind circulating the room. made you feel like you were there. so weird. so eerie.
3. this i think was my most favorite of the items - a bit bittersweet. this flag came from a group of men/women who had become POWs during the war. they refused to leave their flag so they took it apart and shoved the pieces into their clothing to hide it from the enemy. as you can tell they managed to keep it hidden.