Lubbock, Texas – Day 2

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

The motorhome is still parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #4271. I expect to be here for a few more days.

Yesterday I drove the about 11 miles to the Silent Wings Museum…where they present the story of the World War II Glider Program. If you are unfamiliar with the role gliders played in World War II, this informational link will bring you up to speed…

I spent an enjoyable 1.5 hours there. Besides the fully restored glider, the was a 15 minute video and lots of World War II memorabilia.

There were almost 14,000 of the gliders built by 16 different companies. Ford Motor Company built the largest amount…almost 5,000 of them. Ford was the lowest bidder at just under $16,000. That figure adjusted for inflation from 1942 would be about $225,000 today.

Here are some photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

Enjoying the interesting military museums is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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