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


Collecting 3rd Armored Division items of all kinds from all eras, specializing in the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment.

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

 

have great times in Windy city !!


- Lester H Scheaffer (Fleetwood - PA) - 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division - KIA September 12th 1944 attacking the Brest Naval range butt

I’m proudly in charge of his grave at St James cemetery. RIP

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- Jay E Hansford (Baxter Springs - KS ) - 146th Engineer Combat Battalion SETF - KIA June 6th 1944 landing on Dog White Omaha Beach

I’m proudly in charge of his grave at Colleville sur mer cemetery. RIP

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- See their story, and other ones here : http://mylifeinthewar.over-blog.com/

 

-- Interested in pictures (and others items) concerning the French Navy ships that went under repair in US Navy yards in 1943. In Boston (Le Terrible, le Fantasque, le Malin), in NYC (Richelieu) and in Philadelphia (Le Georges Leygues, Le Gloire, Le Montcalm)

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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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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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