Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park

Camp Blanding is located about an hour north of Gainesville, FL and is the primary military reservation and training base for the Florida National Guard, both the Florida Army National Guard and certain non-flying activities of the Florida Air National Guard. The based also served as a training center and POW camp during the Second World War.

To celebrate its history, located on site is the Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park. Open to the public, the facility contains a history museum in one of Camp Blanding’s restored World War II buildings, tracing the history of both Camp Blanding and the Florida National Guard. Outdoor exhibits and displays include equipment and Army, Navy and Air Force aircraft from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War and Operation Desert Storm, including captured Soviet-manufactured Iraqi equipment from the latter conflict.

Aircraft on site include a Convair F-106 Delta Dart (59-0105), a Grumman A-6E (BN 155661), a LTV Corsair II, a Bell UH-1 Huey, a Douglas C-47 and a Bell OH-58 Kiowa.

On my sister page, you will find pictures of some of the armor and vehicles that are displayed:

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