June 8 & 9
Medal of Honor Sammy Davis Freedom Flight
coming to the
Indiana Military Museum
Check back for more details!
(CLICK ON LINK ABOVE TO SEE VIDEO)
SALUTE TO THE
VETERANS OF WW II
SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2010
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
SATURDAY 10 AM TO 5 PM & SUNDAY 10 AM TO 4 PM
WORLD WAR II RE-ENACTORS from throughout the region will represent various combat units from WWII with encampments, tents, equipment, uniforms, weapons and insignia. See a complete operating WW II field kitchen serving the troops provided by Mark Nason.
WORLD WAR II tanks, artillery, halftrack, trucks, jeeps & aircraft from the Museum inventory will be on outdoor display with vehicles from private collectors including the rare Cushman Airborne Scooter. On exhibit for first time Mark 14 WW II torpedo, British Sexton self propelled field gun, German ME-262 jet engine, & WW II PT Boat gun turret.
Vendors present will include a dog tag maker and dealers in WWII re-enactment uniforms and equipment. Also present will be Earl Moore , the HOBBIES N HISTORY dealer of plastic model kits and die cast toys with the largest selection of out of production, discontinued and limited production kits in Central Indiana.
THE TRI COUNTY AERO RADIO CONTROL CLUB will bring a static display of dozens of flyable scale replicas of WWII aircraft.
Admission to museum grounds, outdoor exhibits, re enactment events, and vendors is free.
Admission to the museum interior exhibits is $3.00 for adults. $1.00 for children.
WW II veterans are admitted everywhere free of charge.
Food & Refreshment Vendors are present.
WW II Aircraft fly over expected at various times during the event.
A USO SHOW “STAGE DOOR CANTEEN” from 7 pm to 9 pm Saturday at the Green Activities Center on the VU Campus. Donations are accepted. The Temple Airs Swing Band will provide music stating at 6:00p.m. A variety show will take place from 7- 10 p.m. Period Dress Appreciated but not required.
Set up time for re-enactors and vendors are Friday September 10, 2009 from 12 pm to 10 pm and Saturday from 7 am to 9 am on September 11.
For more information contact the Vincennes/Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau @ 812/886-0400 or 1-800-886-6443.
Museum is located at 2074 Bruceville Road, Vincennes, Indiana
Website: www.indianamilitarymuseum.org for Map & more info about
Museum Volunteer: David Lory
For those of you who know David and know of his need for a liver transplant be informed. He has recieved a transplant and is doing fine. He is happy and relieved. Keep him in your thoughts or prayers.
Director of Indiana Miliaty Museum
Jim R. Osborne
C-47 PROJECT GETS A BIG BOOST!
The Indiana Military Museum (IMM) is pleased to announce the reciept on December 16, 2008 of an Employee Volunteer Grant from The Duke Energy Foundation. Chad M. Shryock of Duke Energy, who is leading a community improvement volunteer project for IMM, requested the grant specifically for the restoration of the C-47 cockpit recently aquired by IMM. Photos of the C-47 nose section can be seen in the Restoration Album on the Exhbits and Collection Page. As this work progresses new photos wil be adde so that the pubic can see the progress.
IMM and its members give a hearty thanks to Duke Energy, The duke Energy Foundation and Chad M. Shryock for their support of IMM anad its projects.
"I don't think that there are too many 1943 Mark 14 3A torpedoes in existence today and making the decision to take the extra steps to donate rather than destroy, is a win-win for Crane and the public," said Paul Allswede, CAAA Continuous Improvement Program Manager. " The win for Crane is the conscious effort made to preserve our national history. The win for the public is that the torpedo will be permanent part of a military history display to remind us all of the sacrifices made by the greatest generation."
According to Jim Osborne, the museum's chairman of the board, the torpedo will be part of a new patrol torpedo boat display. the display will honor the PT boaters in WW II by focusing on PT 513, which was commanded by Lt. J.g. Robers S. McCormick of Vincennes, PT 513 was stationed in the English Channel and saw combat during the events after D-Day on June 6, 1944 through September 1944.
Before being turned over to the museum, the torpedo was dismantled in to three parts and certified inert by the US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team at Crane. It was then cleaned for any chemical residue, transported to the museum and reassembled.
SEE OUR NEW PT 513 PAGE FOR PHOTOS!
Vinncenes Sun Commercial; Belle Kasting (edited for web site) January 2008
The Indiana Military Museum celebrated its 25th year as one of the outstanding military museums in the Midwest with a Volunteers Appreciation Dinner at the Fort Sackville Rooms, Isaac K. Beckes Student Union , Vincennes University. There were 70 guests and volunteers in attendance.
The volunteers give their time to keep the museum open to the public on a daily basis from April 1 to Nov.1 as well as function as tour group specialists who meet the numerous veteren, scout and school organizations who visit the musuem. Equally essential to the success of the museum are the volunteers with the maintenance, repair and transportation of heavy equipment which enables exhibits to be continually improved. Additionally, a hard working membership committee helps maintain a core membership of annual financial supporters.
Special guests were Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis of Flat Rock, Ill (on right) and Supt. Dale Phillips of the George Rogers Clark Memorial National Park ( to left of Judge Osborne).
The museum is grateful to have recieved a grant of $1,500 from the Knox County Community Foundation to create a web site designed to educate and attract more visitors to the museum.
The musuem has also recieved a grant of $1,000 from the Vincennes/Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau to update and reprint brochures.
A gift of $5,000 for planned musuem expansion was recieved from long time donor Carrie Huber of California. Huber is a widow of Charlie Huber, a World War II Naval Officer.
Recent members added to the Active Honorary Board of Directors inlcude former Indiana Goveror and WWII Prisoner Of War Edgar Whitcomb; Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis, SFC, USA (Ret.); Major General John Singlaub; USA (Ret.); and the Honorable Rudy Gresham, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Wahington, D.C.
At the end of the evening Davis conducted a drawing for the autographed copy of General Singlaub's book, "Hazardous Duty". The winner was John Burt jr., a volunteer at the musuem.