The Eighth Air Force Division is the heart of the American Armed Force’s heavy bomber squads; it originated in World War II and is still active today from its base in Louisiana. The museum preserves the stories of patriotism and courage displayed by the personnel of the Eighth Air Force in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Operation Desert Storm.
Especially in World War II, the Eighth played a vital role, as it performed strategic bombings in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. The museum contains personal stories, old uniforms, weapons, and a Cold War exhibit, as well as many video presentations; outside is a garden with remembrance plaques for fallen aircraft and flight crews. Visitors may admire the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, the B-47 Stratojet, the F-4 Phantom II, and a MiG-17. The museum has guided tours, a pub, and a gift shop.
175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA 31322, website, Phone: 912-748-8888
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