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Friday, September 9, 2011

US Air Force Museum - A Few More Images and Personal Notes

Good morning,

These are a few more images from the U.S. Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson, AFB, near Dayton, Ohio.
I found this display very interesting.  It is about the USAF song, the request for submissions, and how it was selected.  I'm sure anyone even thinking about the song has, "Off we go, into the wild blue yonder..." soaring through his or her mind.
Not only planes are on display here, but so much more history and information about the USAF.


 This is a special display to us.  General Poe was the husband of a friend of ours.  His widow is a wonderful lady who was born in Norway, as was My Honey.  They are both Americans by Choice.
 It is fascinating to think of the history of flight and realize that my father, 1904-1998, lived through so much of the rapid development of flight in the USA. 

Aside:  I suppose for our generation we will look back and see that it is the rapid development of computers that occurred during our lifetimes.  Does it make me old that I remember carbon paper?
 This image was taken in the lobby of the museum as we were leaving.  What a wonderful visit we had here.  I hope you've enjoyed it with us.

Lois

PS - I'm very proud to say that both of my brothers and my daughter-in-law are USAF veterans. 

24 comments:

Sherry said...

Carbon paper? I won't admit to being THAT old!!! Oh, can't think of the name now, but the old copy machine, altho it wasn't called a copy machine "back then!" Enjoyed these pictures. In today's world, it seems odd that a pilot would have a "pin up girl" on their plane!!!

Sherry said...

Mimeograph machines! That's what they were called. I'll bet my own children have never heard that word.

Maple Lane said...

I enjoyed your posts sharing the museum with us very much. I hope you will enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Happy Days said...

yeah! they used Mimeographs when my kids were in elementary school back in the 80's!! I do remember carbon paper....I AM that old!!! What a mess that stuff could be, but by golly there were a million uses for it!!! Enjoyed the planes!...debbie

Mama-Bug said...

I remember carbon paper and the thin onion skin sheets of paper that were used with the carbon paper! I took short-hand classes in high school and used adding machines that were not electric; you pulled a handle down after you entered the numbers! Technology has come a long way!

Judy said...

Wow Lois, it's all been so interesting.

Chintan said...

I wish I owned the dreamgirl one :)

TexWisGirl said...

hey, i used carbon paper and those lovely little typewriter erasers too! :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I just skimmed your entire blog page with multiple posts. What a birthday party. Looks like a fun time had and the cakes? Yum!!! Oh, and I'd be right down on the floor with the kids playing. That's just me! LOL The cemetery is just spectacular, isn't it? Wow...what a tranquil, beautiful area. And the museum....whoa, would Bud ever love to visit there. The photos you've shared are super. I especially like the one you got of the older plane with the light on it's belly! But are are fantastic.

Hope your day is treating you well.

Karen said...

A great tour Lois!

Rose said...

If you are old, then I am old, too, cause I remember carbon paper. And I remember it being high school before we got any keyboard training (typewriter) My sister had taught me at a young age, though.

I did enjoy your visit, kind makes me want to go again.

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...put ears on the first photo and it would look like Snoopy...haha...my mind goes weird now and then!! : }}

Love the Dream girl on the plane to cute!!

Nice... I enjoyed and i bet your honey did too!!

Grace

Lois said...

I like the art on the side of the plane in that one picture. By the way, we both must be old because I remember using carbon paper. What a pain that was, especially correcting mistakes!

Marit Johanne said...

I enjoyed the visit to the museum! Very interesting.

Elaine said...

Our parents did witness an amazing advance in technology, not only planes but cars, television, and a whole lot more. And in our lifetimes it's just continued on with computers and all the changes they have created. Museums like this one help us reflect on our past.

KaHolly said...

I still have some (carbon paper, that is!) Someday, it'll probably be worth lots of money, lol! This was a lovely tribute to the USAF and an interesting visit to the museum. Someday I'd like to go there. ~karen

Montanagirl said...

Nice photo memories of a fabulous museum!

VP said...

The A-10 in the last image is one of my favorite planes...

EG Wow said...

I visited there many years ago and it truly is an interesting place! Thanks for the memories!

Michele said...

Thanks for the tour of the museum! What a wonderful experience :-) Thanks for sharing!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, thanks for the tour and background info on the USAF museum.

Lynette said...

The museum certainly seems to be a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing these super images!

I read your comment on my blog about the vintage vehicles--naturally I'm looking forward to those, too!

Diana said...

I remember when Katie thought that carbon paper was cool! I loved the Dream Girl plane. That's an awesome museum Lois. I wouldn't mind visiting one day. Love Di ♥

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Now I have the Air Force song stuck in my head, LOL! I remember carbon paper ;P

My daughters cannot believe that we did not have cell phones when we were in college, nor did we have PC's or Apples in our dorm room.

Thanks for sharing your photos with us!