Traipsing through Ohio

Traipsing through Ohio

July 2003


We spent a month in Dayton one week. We visited cousin Mike and Liz Barnhart. Also taking in the some of the sites around the area. Dayton's claim to fame is the Wright Brothers who lived here but did their test flights in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. So they have the Wright University and every other store is name Wright something. In seven days they managed thunder storms five of those days, canceling the 4th of July fire works and postponing the hot air balloons for two days. There is a lot of flooding, trees blown over and a couple of tornadoes touched down a few miles north of us. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. 92 degrees with 90% humidity.


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The Wright Brothers museum.

Plaque in the entrance.

Wright Brothers Cycle shop next to the museum.

Picture of the Wright Brothers house in the museum.

The Wright Brothers.

The Wright Brothers printing shop.

United States Air Force Museum


The United States Air Force Museum is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. This free attraction tells the story of aviation development from the days of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk to the present. Featuring over 300 aircraft and missiles and thousands of artifacts including personal memorabilia, uniforms, and photographs. Below are just a few of my favorites.


Museum entrance.

Wright 1909 Military Flyer information.

Wright 1909 Military Flyer.

Curtiss 1911 Model D Type IV pusher information.

Curtiss 1911 Model D Type IV pusher.

Sopwith F.1 "Camel" information.

Sopwith F.1 "Camel".

Fokker D.VII information.

Fokker D.VII.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk information.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk.

North American P-51D Mustang information.

North American P-51D Mustang.

Messerschmitt ME 163B "Komet" information.

Messerschmitt ME 163B "Komet".

"Fat Man" Atomic bomb. Nagasaki Type.

50 years of Hope memories. Bob Hope entertained over 10,000,000 service men and women in peace and in war.

One on the many Bob Hope displays.

North American F-86A Sabre Jet information.

North American F-86A Sabre Jet.

Anybody remember the twin mustang "Betty Jo"?

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