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#1 JakeBird6684

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:57 AM

Any good flea markets or museums near Chicago?



#2 Steve B.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:35 PM

Chicago Museum of Science & Industry has/had a real Stuka, and the German U-boat U-505.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:47 PM

Should you find yourself at the Chicago O'Hare Airport, there is a display on Lieutenant Commander Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare.  According to Google, it is located in Terminal 2.  They even have a Grumman Wildcat as part of the display.   



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:49 PM

I love Chicago ... but never found militaria there ... !

 

have great times in Windy city !!



#5 JakeBird6684

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:59 PM

Thank you for the suggestions

 

Jake Bird



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 06:38 AM

In the downtown area there's the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. They have some Medal of Honors on display. Really worth a visit if you have the time. 

 

If you travel into the north suburbs, you can find The Glen in Glenview. Its a shopping/housing development built on a former Naval Air Station. The center has a bunch of statues/plaques commemorating the sailors that were stationed there. One of the stores has a WWII era training aircraft suspended from the ceiling. A small museum, open on weekends, its located adjacent to the development. They have a moderate collection of memorabilia. Most of the volunteers are vets that served there. 



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 01:39 PM

Cantigny Park isn't too far either, though I have read that the exhibits have lost some quality since the renovations. It is the 1st I.D. Museum.  Scott




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