Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Drizzly Foggy Day at Perrin AFB Museum

We got up this morning to gray skies and that cool touch in the air. The thermometer read 62 when we got in the hot tub, but I think it was fooled..grin Felt more like 42. Anyway, as the day has progressed it has become progressively foggy, with the mist and a few droplets of rain beginning to fall. It also seemed that as we neared Perrin AFB, it became more foggy.

It took us about an hour to go through the museum. If a person knew a little more about things than I do, it would take much longer. From the discussions of the retired servicemen who served at Perrin and now are the caretakers of this museum, you can tell it was built and is maintained with pride.

This is one of the things that absolutely bowled me over when I saw it... These are two shell casings that were found when the Americans and Allies freed a prisoner of war camp in France. It seems that the GI's would engrave these shell casings using whatever they could find that would work. The museum caretaker who was escorting me said that the Germans declared that if you gave the Americans enough beer cans and a P38 they would build a plane and fly out of there.

1 comment:

Brandy said...

I miss drizzly, gloomy days!! *sniffle* Glad you enjoyed your time!