On our visit to Battlefield Memorial Park there was so much to see we had to break it into several posts. First was the battleship USS Alabama followed by the USS Drum submarine. Now this post will show you the static displays that scatter the grounds.
The first one that is hard to miss is this B-52 Stratofortress located out front of the gift store. As you can see it sits near the parking lot. Behind it you can see some of the war memorials. We will post those separately.
As you can see by the feature picture there are several tanks and artillery guns that sit out front. This one is a nice example of a more recent design.
This is the grounds once you have bought your ticket for the self-guided tour throughout the battleship, grounds, and the USS Drum.
This is a close-up of the B-25 bomber you can see in the distance in the previous pic. A beautiful display of a classic WWII airplane.
While some of the aircraft are display out in the open, most of them are located in the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion above. The ramp is the entrance to the USS Alabama battleship.
Just off of the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion sits an A-12 spy plane. They didn’t have room inside for this elegant aircraft.
Inside the pavilion you will find quite a variety of aircraft from WWII to the present. That’s a P-51 Mustang in the forefront.
That same P-51 is shown above. Hurricane Katrina hit the museum hard when it came through in 2005. The place looks much better now.
While the displays are a prominent feature of Battleship memorial Park, it can be used for many other events. Above is a runner from a running event going on during our visit. You can also picnic or just hang out. The park entrance fee is $2.00 for those choosing this option.
Also during our visit I was fortunate enough to be present while this gentleman played his bagpipe along the bay. It was quite a sight to be a part of.
This was a great place to visit. While the battleship itself is worth the $15 admission price, there is so much more to see. I highly recommend spending several hours here soaking up the displays and history.
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