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STATE                  VENUE                                           CITY


ALABAMA             Aliceville Museum                           Aliceville


ALASKA                Kodiak Military History Museum       Kodiak


ARIZONA             390th Memorial Museum                 Tucson


ARKANSAS           Arkansas National Guard                 Little Rock



CALIFORNIA        General Patton Memorial                    Chiriaco Summit

                              Manzanar National Historic Site           Independence

                              Palm Springs Air Museum                   Santa Monica

                              Rosie the Riveter Memorial                 Richmond

                              US Merchant Marine Veterans Museum  San Pedro



California has more World War II and military museums than any other U.S. state.

During World War 2, California also had many dozen U.S. Army airfields. Most of these have since then been converted to municipal airports or returned to farmland.



COLORADO          National Museum of World War II Aviation

                                                                                Colorado Springs


CONNECTICUT     National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument

                                                                                Newington


DELAWARE          US Army Ordnance Museum            Aberdeen

                            Air Mobility Command Museum        Dover


DISTRICT of COLUMBIA

                            National Japanese American Memorial  DC

                            National World War II Memorial       DC




FLORIDA              Camp Blanding Museum                  Starke

                            St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum    St. Augustine


GEORGIA             World War II Flight Training Museum Douglas

                            Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum      Pooler


HAWAII               Battleship Missouri Memorial            Honolulu

                            USS Arizona Memorial                     Honolulu

                            USS Bowfin Submarine Museum       Honolulu

                            USS Utah                                       Honolulu


World War 2 Facts:  Hawaii is the only U.S. state that was attacked during World War II, although it was not yet a state.

Hawaii is the only state that was once a kingdom with its own Monarchy.



IDAHO                 Warhawk Air Museum                      Nampa


Idaho is the only state that does not have a veteran’s cemetery.


ILLINOIS      Roberts Armory World War II Museum    Rochelle

                            Vermilion County War Museum        Danville

                            World War II Veterans Memorial      Springfield


INDIANA             World War II Victory Museum           Auburn

                        World War Memorial Military Museum   Indianapolis


IOWA                   Great Plains Wing Museum              Council Bluffs

                            Iowa Gold Star Museum                  Johnston


KANSAS               National World War Museum            Kansas City


KENTUCKY           Patton Museum of Cavalry & Armor  Fort Knox

                            National Guard History Museum       Frankfort


LOUISIANA          National D-Day Museum                  New Orleans

                            National World War II Museum         New Orleans


MAINE                 Maine Military Museum                    South Portland


MARYLAND          Jewish Museum of Maryland             Baltimore

                            U.S. Army Ordnance Museum          Aberdeen

                            Fort George G. Meade Museum        Fort George G. Meade

                            Patuxent River Naval Air                  Lexington Park


MASSACHUSETTS

                            Museum of World War II                  Boston


MICHIGAN           Museum of Military Transport           Hale

                            Yankee Air Museum                         Belleville


MINNESOTA         Fort Snelling Military                       Fort Snelling


MISSISSIPPI       Camp Van Dorn WWII                     Centreville

                            Armed Forces Museum                    Camp Shelby


MISSOURI           Harry Truman Museum                    Independence

                            National Military Heritage                St. Joseph

                            US Army Chemical Corps                 Ft. Leonard Wood


MONTANA            Rocky Mountain Museum                 Missoula


NEBRASKA       Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles  Lexington

                           World War II Museum                      Greenwood


NEVADA              Nevada State Museum                     Reno


NEW HAMPSHIRE

                            Wright Museum                              Wolfeboro


NEW JERSEY        Jewish Museum of New Jersey         Newark

                            New Jersey Naval Museum              Hackensack


NEW MEXICO       War Eagles Air Museum                  Santa Teresa


NEW YORK  Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Museum    Hyde Park

                            New York State Military Museum      Saratoga Springs

                            West Point Museum                        West Point

                            American Airpower Museum             Farmingdale


NORTH CAROLINA

                            82nd Airborne Division Museum       Fort Bragg


NORTH DAKOTA   Dakota Territory Air Museum           Minot

                             Fargo Air Museum                          Minot


OHIO                    Motts Military Museum                    Groveport

                       National Museum of the US Air Force     Dayton


OKLAHOMA          45th Infantry Division Museum        Oklahoma City

                            USS Batfish War Memorial               Muskogee


OREGON               Tillamook Air Museum                     Tillamook


PENNSYLVANIA   Eldred World War II Museum           Eldred

                            US Army Heritage Museum              Carlisle

                            Pennsylvania Military Museum          Boalsburg


RHODE ISLAND    US Naval War College Museum        Newport


World War 2 Facts:  Rhode Island is the only state that still designates Victory Day as a legal holiday.




SOUTH CAROLINA Warsaw Museum                          Columbia


SOUTH DAKOTA   National Guard Museum                  Pierre


TENNESSEE         World War II Remembrance Museum Huntsville

                            Museum of Aviation                         Sevierville


TEXAS                  National Museum of the Pacific War  Fredericksburg

                            American Airpower Heritage Museum Odessa

                            US Armed Forces Museum               Houston

                            Texas Military Forces Museum          Austin

                            Silent Wings Museum                      Lubbock

                            Museum of the American GI             College Station



UTAH                    Veterans Memorial Park                  Cedar City

                            Fort Douglas Military Museum          Salt Lake City


VERMONT            National Guard Museum                   Colchester


VIRGINIA            George C. Marshall Museum             Lexington

                            AAF Tank Museum                          Danville

                            Virginia Holocaust Museum              Richmond

                            Virginia War Museum                      Newport News


WASHINGTON     Naval Undersea Museum                 Keyport


WEST VIRGINIA  Mountaineer Military Museum          Weston


WISCONSIN        Military Veterans Museum                Oshkosh


WYOMING           Veterans Memorial Museum             Casper

                           World War II POW Camp                  Douglas


Flag raising at Iwo Jima

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