World War 2 Facts from All 50 States


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STATE...........VENUE..........CITY


ALABAMA...Aliceville Museum...Aliceville


ALASKA...Kodiak Military History Museum...Kodiak


ARIZONA...390th Memorial Museum...Tucson


ARKANSAS...Arkansas National Guard...Little Rock



CALIFORNIA...General Patton Memorial...Chiriaco Summit

.....................Manzanar National Historic Site ......... Independence

.....................Palm Springs Air Museum.....Santa Monica

.....................Rosie the Riveter Memorial...Richmond

.....................US Merchant Marine Veterans of WWII Museum....San Pedro


California has more World War II and military museums than any other U.S. state.

During World War 2, California also had many dozen U.S. Army airfields. Most of these have since then been converted to municipal airports or returned to farmland.



COLORADO.................National Museum of World War II Aviation....Colorado Springs


CONNECTICUT..............National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument.......Newington


DELAWARE..................US Army Ordnance Museum....................Aberdeen

..................................Air Mobility Command Museum.................Dover


DISTRICT of COLUMBIA.....National Japanese American Memorial....Wahshington DC

.................................National World War II Memorial..............Washington DC



FLORIDA.....................Camp Blanding Museum.........................Starke

.................................St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum............St. Augustine


GEORGIA....................World War II Flight Training Museum........Douglas

..................................Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum..............Pooler


HAWAII........................Battleship Missouri Memorial...................Honolulu

....................................USS Arizona Memorial...........................Honolulu

..............................USS Bowfin Submarine Museum...................Honolulu

..............................................USS Utah..................................Honolulu


World War 2 Facts:  Hawaii is the only U.S. state that was attacked during World War II, although it was not yet a state.

Hawaii is the only state that was once a kingdom with its own Monarchy.


IDAHO........................Warhawk Air Museum...............................Nampa

Idaho is the only state that does not have a veteran’s cemetary.


ILLINOIS......................Roberts Armory World War II Museum.......Rochelle

..................................Vermilion County War Museum..........Danville

..................................World War II Veterans Memorial.......Springfield


INDIANA......................World War II Victory Museum.........Auburn

..................................World War Memorial Military Museum.......Indianapolis


IOWA..........................Great Plains Wing Museum..........Council Bluffs

..................................Iowa Gold Star Museum.............Johnston


KANSAS.......................National World War Museum..........Kansas City


KENTUCKY....................Patton Museum of Cavalry & Armor....Fort Knox

...................................National Guard History Museum.......Frankfort


LOUISIANA....................National D-Day Museum.......New Orleans

....................................National World War II Museum........New Orleans


MAINE.........Maine Military Museum.......South Portland


MARYLAND...Jewish Museum of Maryland...Baltimore

...................U.S. Army Ordnance Museum...Aberdeen

Fort George G. Meade Museum....Fort George G. Meade

....................Patuxent River Naval Air ...Lexington Park


MASSACHUSETTS....Museum of World War II...Boston


MICHIGAN.....Museum of Military Transport........Hale

......................Yankee Air Museum.............Belleville


MINNESOTA...Fort Snelling Military......Fort Snelling


MISSISSIPPI...Camp Van Dorn WWII.......Centreville

.......................Armed Forces Museum.....Camp Shelby


MISSOURI.......Harry Truman Museum...Independence

.......................National Military Heritage ...St. Joseph

..............US Army Chemical Corps....Ft. Leonard Wood


MONTANA.......Rocky Mountain Museum...Missoula


NEBRASKA......Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles....Lexington

........................World War II Museum......Greenwood


NEVADA...........Nevada State Museum......Reno


NEW HAMPSHIRE.....Wright Museum.....Wolfeboro


NEW JERSEY....Jewish Museum of New Jersey ....Newark

........................New Jersey Naval Museum ......Hackensack


NEW MEXICO....War Eagles Air Museum...Santa Teresa


NEW YORK.......Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Museum......Hyde Park

.......................New York State Military Museum.........Saratoga Springs

.......................West Point Museum...........West Point

......................American Airpower Museum.......Farmingdale


NORTH CAROLINA....82nd Airborne Division Museum.......Fort Bragg


NORTH DAKOTA....Dakota Terrotory Air Museum.......Minot

.............................Fargo Air Museum...........Minot


OHIO.........Motts Military Museum.............Groveport

..................National Museum of US Air Force.....Dayton


OKLAHOMA....45th Infantry Division Museum.....Oklahoma City

......................USS Batfish War Memorial .....Muskogee


OREGON.........Tillamook Air Museum...........Tillamook


PENNSYLVANIA....Eldred World War II Museum .......Eldred

...........................US Army Heritage Museum ........Carlisle

..........................Pennsylvania Military Museum ......Boalsburg


RHODE ISLAND.....US Naval War College Museum........Newport


World War 2 Facts:  Rhode Island is the only state that still designates Victory Day as a legal holiday.


SOUTH CAROLINA.......Warsaw Museum......Columbia


SOUTH DAKOTA........National Guard Museum....Pierre


TENNESSEE...World War II Remembrance Museum ...Huntsville

............................Museum of Aviation......Sevierville


TEXAS................National Museum of the Pacific War..........Fredericksburg

........American Airpower Heritage Museum........Odessa

.........................US Armed Forces Museum.....Houston

...................Texas Military Forces Museum.......Austin

....................Silent Wings Museum................Lubbock

...............Museum of the American GI...College Station


UTAH....Veterans Memorial Park.............Cedar City

...........Fort Douglas Military Museum.......Salt Lake City


VERMONT....National Guard Museum......Colchester


VIRGINIA....George C. Marshall Museum...Lexington

....................AAF Tank Museum................Danville

....................Virginia Holocaust Museum....Richmond

......................Virginia War Museum......Newport News


WASHINGTON.....Naval Undersea Museum.....Keyport


WEST VIRGINIA...Mountaineer Military Museum ......Weston


WISCONSIN........Military Veterans Museum....Oshkosh


WYOMING..........Veterans Memorial Museum....Casper

...........................World War II POW Camp......Douglas




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