Friday, June 10, 2011

USAF Museum Series: Part 13

As part of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War last year, the USAF Museum completely renovated and re-designed that gallery. It is located in the second (middle) hangar, which previously was a rather bright space. They painted the entire interior a darker gray and switched to the more theatrical lighting that is in use in the museum's other two hangars.

The result is another spectacular update to what is already an incredible museum. While I didn't have a chance to read the text on most of the new displays, it's clear that much work and effort went into the renovation. They also added a section honoring Medal of Honor recipients from the war with some absolutely stunning tales of valor and courage. I did my best to capture the new Korean War Gallery with my camera - I hope you enjoy the results!

The entrance to the newly-renovated Korean War Gallery

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II and a Sikorsky YH-5A Dragonfly

Overlooking approximately 1/4 of the gallery

My grandpa actually drove a Jeep during the Korean War

A view of the Thunderjet from a different perspective

Rear angle of the C-124 Globemaster II - it's a big airplane!

It wouldn't be the Korean War without MiG Alley - a F-86 and a MiG-15

As always, just a reminder that you can access any of the posts in this series by clicking on the USAF Museum tag in the navigation bar to the right or at the bottom of the posts.

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