The World War II
History Center is still a work in progress, but we have many exhibits
already completed, and more on the way.
On occasion, we will feature special
collections or items on loan from other museums or individuals.
From April 27th through June 12th, 2010
we featured two items from the Wichita-Sedgwick County
Historical Museum in Wichita, KS. The first item is a section
of B-29 metal skin signed by General Henry "Hap" Arnold, donated to the
museum by the Boeing Company. The second item is a safety window
for the tail gun position of a B-29 shot up by a Japanese
fighter. This item was sent to the Boeing Company by Major
General Curtis LeMay.
Reception Room Rotating Exhibit
As you enter the World War II History
Center, one of the first things you see is our Reception Room Rotating
Exhibit. This exhibit is changed or updated once every few
months. Passersby can usually view the exhibit from the sidewalk
outside the Center. The exhibit features larger museum
collections, collections on loan, or special short-term exhibits.
This exhibit features a collection of prints
from the U.S. Army Center of Military History, 50th Anniversary of
World War II collection.
Recent Additions to Our Collection
This rotating exhibit will be changed
as we receive new and interesting additions to our collection.
Each item includes the name of the donor and where they are from.
World War II From "A" to "Z"
exhibit features a wide range of items from our collection covering
topics from weapons to uniforms. Subjects within the exhibit will
be changed as new items are added to the collection and as the staff
has time to change them. Below are a few examples from the
collection of Japanese rifles of the Arisaka design.
An M1A1 Bazooka and rocket.
model of the U-203.
Marines: A Woman Marine uniform.
This permanent exhibit represents a
timeline of key events before, during and after World War II. The
timeline includes photos, maps and biographical information on
the Combatant Nations of World War II
This permanent exhibit includes all of
the national flags of every combatant nation that participated in World
War II. The exhibit includes a guide that visitors can carry with
them to understand which flag belongs to which country, and also
includes casualty statistics and general information.
During World War II
This semi-permanent exhibit allows
visitors to listen to radio broadcasts originally aired during the war
years as Americans did at home, by sitting in front of their family
radio. This exhibit features a 1940 Zenith radio console in