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Tuesday, September 19, 2017:  A visit to Fagen Fighters, near Granite Falls, MN.
A painting depicted a USO (United Service Organization) room back during WWII. 

A vintage Curtis P-40 Warhawk was painted in Flying Tiger colors as they were in the beginning of WWII over China fighting the Japanese.

Paper Doll, a North American B-25 Mitchell bomber, was in the hangar for inspection.

A Quonset hut operations building and control tower that you would have found wherever American air bases were across the world in that era.

Inside the building is a map of Europe where missions were laid out for aviators.

An American military glider, used to deliver troops to Europe especially on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Douglas C-47 Skytrains were used to deliver parachutists to battlefields too.

Then there were beach landings via LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) known as Higgins Boats.  Dangerous work.

The Museum has excellent displays depicting the way it was back in the 1940s.

Soldiers went ashore amid heavy enemy fire.  A grim task.

Villages in partial ruin held on while Nazis occupied most of Europe.

Captured Allied prisoners were taken by train.

They were herded into prison camps with horrible living conditions.

Jewish people were rounded up, then transported to prison camps and murdered.

The expressions on their faces tell the story.

The end finally came in 1945 when the Allies defeated Germany and Japan to restore freedom to the world. 
Six bitter years of fighting resulted in the deaths of at least 50 million people.  Absolutely amazing.

Quote of the day:    There is a lot to learn at Fagen Fighters.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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