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World War II Museum

Published January 13th, 2013

My son was selected to represent Oregon at the opening of the U.S. Freedom Pavilion in New Orleans. He, with 50 other young adults, took part in the ceremonies and created displays for the museum. It was a great experience and a wonderful museum.

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The outside of the U.S. Freedom pavilion during the opening ceremonies.

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 10mm / f/4 / 1/640 sec
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My son Christian with Dan, the veteran he got to escort in the ceremonies. Dan mistakenly signed up for the Marines while trying to get into the Navy.

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One of the museums "Victory Belles" singers greets a general from the war.

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One of the veterans is escorted into the ceremony.

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 68mm / f/2.8 / 1/640 sec
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Another veteran enters the ceremony. Looks lik he got a visit from one of the Belles!

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 75mm / f/2.8 / 1/640 sec
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Another veteran is escorted into the ceremony.

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 63mm / f/3.5 / 1/200 sec
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Master of Ceremonies, Tom Brokaw, introduces Dr. Roscoe Brown, Jr. who was one of the famous Tuskegee Airman from the war. He had over 60 missions and even shot down one of Germany's new jet fighters.

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 68mm / f/4 / 1/640 sec
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The Victory Belles performs while the dignitaries and guests listen. They include the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, Mayor of New Orleans, two Congressional Senators, Tom Brokaw and others.

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 70mm / f/4 / 1/640 sec
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Christian in the lobby of the U.S. Freedom Pavilion

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The USS Tang exhibit

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 33mm / f/3.5 / 1/60 sec
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Inside the USS Tang exhibit

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 35mm / f/3.5 / 1/20 sec
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Christian loading a torpedo

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 28mm / f/3.5 / 1/20 sec
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Christian

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Christian surfacing the ship

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The restored B-17 bomber hanging three stories over the main hall. I was able to speak to one of the restorers and he described how this plane was rescued from where it crashed in Greenland in the mid-nineties. The mannequin's faces were sculpted to look like the original pilots.

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 10mm / f/4 / 1/125 sec
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A Red Tail plane like those flown by the Tuskegee Airman.

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Another fighter.

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 38mm / f/4 / 1/125 sec
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In the background, a Mitchell bomber. In the foreground an interactive exhibit regarding the war.

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Christian gets to meet Dr. Roscoe Brown, Jr., one of the Tuskegee Airman from WWII.

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