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National Museum of the Pacific War (Nimitz Museum)
Link340 East Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

George Bush Gallery
This is the main museum building, that contains its historical exhibits and smaller items. Several rooms are created as impressive full sized dioramas of events, including the Japanese mini-sub launching to attack Pearl Harbor and standing on the deck of the USS Hornet for the take off of B-25 on the "Doolittle Raid" over Japan.

Ha-19 Type A Midget Submarine (Midget C)
Grounded December 7, 1941 Conning tower displayed at the museum

Type 3 (1914) 76.2mm Naval Gun
Emplaced at Buna Airfield (Old Strip). Recovered for Animist Museum 1973

Stuart M3 Tank Hull Number 2017
Hit by 76.2mm Anti-Aircraft gun at Buna Airfield (Old Strip). Recovered for Animist Museum 1973

B-25 Mitchell
Depicted on the deck of the USS Hornet ready for take off on the April 18, 1942 "Doolittle Raid" over Japan

Saburo Sakai's Flight Helmet and Goggles
Click For EnlargementThis flight helmet and goggles was worn by Japanese Zero pilot, Saburo Sakai on August 7, 1942 mission to Guadalcanal. On this mission he was wounded in his eye when bullets three SBDs he attacked from the rear hit his plane. Wounded and flying a damaged fighter, he flew all the way back to Rabaul alone and landed safely. Also displayed is a silver belt buckle with a tiger given to Sakai as a good luck gift. Sakai donated these items to the museum when he passed away in 2000.

Pacific Combat Zone (Museum Extension)
This extension is two blocks from the main museum. It houses their collection of large artifacts, including a LVT landing craft, M3A1 Stuart Tank, Japanese Tanks, M3 half-track, 105mm howitzer, British 25 po under cannon, plus other artifacts brought back from Pacific War battlefields including Japanese tanks, antiaircraft guns and more. A guided tour is given hourly during museum hours.

D3A2 Model 22 Val Manufacture Number 3105

Kawanishi N1K1 Rex Manufacture Number 562

TBM Avenger
Painted in the markings of TBM-1C Avenger Bureau Number 46214 Tail 2x piloted by Lt(jg) George H. W. Bush shot down September 2, 1944 off Chi Chi Jima.

Tank Collection

Type 97 Chi-Ha Shinhoto Medium Tank

Type 95 Ha Go Medium Tank

PT-309
Under restoration at the museum
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