Mobile is a city with over 300 years of history, It has lived under five different flags: French, British, Spanish, Confed-erate and American. You may find influences of some of them yet today.
The USS Alabama Battleship is 12 decks high. It served 37 months during WWII. You can climb inside gun turrets, maybe get locked in the brig, man a 12mm gun. The oldest submarine on public display is the USS Drum. You can go below and see how our early submariners functioned under its conditions.
The Aircraft Pavilion in the park has many rare and historic aircraft. Included is an A-12 Blackbird spy plane, OS2U Kingfisher, F-86L Sabre Jet, YF-17, B-52 Bomber, and a VH-1N (Marine One). You will find other warbirds in this location.
Following this tour you will get a view of historic Mobile. Look for some of the great southern homes and maybe Spanish moss on the great oaks.
Wednesday we will board a bus that will take us to Pensacola to the National Naval Aviation Museum.
The Museum is the world’s largest and the most visited in Florida. It was established in 1966. There are more than 150 restored aircraft in the building and on the grounds. More than 4,000 artifacts are housed in the Museum.
There is a flight simulator and a Naval Aviation Library, and—a museum store. They offer educational programs and a National Flight Academy
USS ANTIETAM ASSOCIATION
September 19 - 23, 2022