National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, TX Photos

The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, TX, traces this theater of World War II from its roots in the early 1900s to the Japanese surrender on Sept. 2, 1945. The large Museum explains the War with a large collection of artifacts that takes many hours to visit. The building itself creates the impression of a submarine racing through ocean waves. The Museum also hosts an annex - The Pacific Combat Zone - with displays too large for the main site.

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National Museum of the Pacific War building with submarine conning tower in waves of grass & stone. Fredericksburg, TX.Outline of a WWII submarine in wavy landscape at George H.W. Bush Gallery building of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Conning tower of USS Pintado at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Naval guns at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
National Museum of the Pacific War building with submarine conning tower in waves of grass & stone. Fredericksburg, TX.Outline of a WWII submarine in wavy landscape at George H.W. Bush Gallery building of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Conning tower of USS Pintado (1943) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Naval guns at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Naval guns at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Torpedo launcher at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Architecture of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Early 1900s history gallery at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Naval guns at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Torpedo launcher at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Architecture of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Early 1900s history gallery at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Japanese chest brought home by crewman of Commodore Matthew Perry's mission to open Japan at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Uniform & objects from Spanish-American War at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Powder canister from USS Maine which exploded & triggered Spanish-American War at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Teddy Roosevelt for President postcard at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Japanese chest brought home by crewman of Commodore Matthew Perry's mission to open Japan at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Uniform & objects from Spanish-American War at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Powder canister from USS Maine which exploded & triggered Spanish-American War at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Teddy Roosevelt for President postcard at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Stereograph of Great White Fleet's visit to Australia at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Stereograph of Great White Fleet's visit to Australia at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Portrait of Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Postcard of Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo on bridge of Mikasa during Battle of Tsushima in Russo-Japanese War at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Stereograph (1908) of Great White Fleet's visit to Australia (Military review) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Stereograph (1908) of Great White Fleet's visit to Australia (crowds waiting for sailors) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Portrait of Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo (1848-1934) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Postcard (1905) of Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo on bridge of Mikasa during Battle of Tsushima in Russo-Japanese War at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Bubblegum cards depicting Japanese attack on river gunboat USS Panay on Yangtze River in China at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Bubblegum card depicting Japanese attack on HMS Ladybird on Yangtze River in China at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese midget sub Ha19 which grounded near Pearl Harbor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Propellers of Japanese midget sub Ha19 which participated in Pearl Harbor attack at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Bubblegum cards depicting Japanese attack on river gunboat USS Panay (Dec. 12, 1937) on Yangtze River in China at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Bubblegum card depicting Japanese attack on HMS Ladybird (1937) on Yangtze River in China at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese midget sub Ha19 which grounded near Pearl Harbor (Dec., 1941) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Propellers of Japanese midget sub Ha19 which participated in Pearl Harbor attack at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Model of USS Tennessee BB-43 which fought in WWII at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Fixtures salvaged from USS Oklahoma sunk at Pearl Harbor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Pearl Harbor news in Honolulu Star-Bulletin & Civil Defense club & armband at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese war newspaper at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Model of USS Tennessee BB-43 which fought in WWII at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Fixtures salvaged from USS Oklahoma sunk at Pearl Harbor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Pearl Harbor news in Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Dec. 10, 1941) & Civil Defense club & armband at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese war newspaper (Jan. 1, 1942) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Scarf commemorating attack on Pearl Harbor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Vickers Machine Gun MK I used in both World Wars at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Birds carved in an internment camp in WWII at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Story of WWII Internment of Japanese Americans at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Scarf commemorating attack on Pearl Harbor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Vickers Machine Gun MK I (introduced 1912) used in both World Wars at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Birds carved in an internment camp in WWII at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Story of WWII Internment of Japanese Americans at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
B-25 at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Flight jacket used on Doolittle's B-25 raid on Japan at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Pistol & combat knife both used on Doolittle's B-25 raid on Japan at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Admiral Nimitz objects including his CINCPAC office intercom, his collar insignia, & a bubblegum commemorative card at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
B-25 (like ones used for Doolittle's raid on Japan) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Flight jacket used on Doolittle's B-25 (plane 15) raid on Japan at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Pistol (plane 12) & combat knife (plane 8) both used on Doolittle's B-25 raid on Japan at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Admiral Nimitz objects including his CINCPAC office intercom, his collar insignia, & a bubblegum commemorative card at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Artifacts from several WWII American Naval Commanders at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.USS Enterprise patch for "Galloping Ghost" before Japanese attack on Midway Island at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese bugle picked up on Guadalcanal at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese map case & pay book picked up on Guadalcanal at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Artifacts from several WWII American Naval Commanders at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.USS Enterprise patch for "Galloping Ghost" before Japanese attack on Midway Island at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese bugle picked up on Guadalcanal at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese map case & pay book picked up on Guadalcanal at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Wildcat FM-2 fighter designed by Grumman & built by General Motors at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Mosquito with torpedo emblem from PT Boat Base No. 5 on Adak Island at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Australian M3 Stuart tank destroyed by Japanese gun at Buna-Gona in Papua at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.War dog Caeser with trainer Pfc John J. Kloen painted by C. Lee Watts at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Wildcat FM-2 fighter designed by Grumman & built by General Motors at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Mosquito with torpedo emblem from PT Boat Base No. 5 on Adak Island at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Australian M3 Stuart tank destroyed by Japanese gun at Buna-Gona in Papua at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.War dog Caeser with trainer Pfc John J. Kloen painted by C. Lee Watts at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
3-inch Japanese gun used at Buna-Gona in Papua at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Australian machine gun & allied equipment used in WWII on New Guinea at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Australian army bush hat & mess kit used in WWII on New Guinea at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Photo log book of USS Juneau Light Cruiser at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
3-inch Japanese gun (1921) used at Buna-Gona in Papua at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Australian machine gun & allied equipment used in WWII on New Guinea at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Australian army bush hat & mess kit used in WWII on New Guinea at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Photo log book of USS Juneau Light Cruiser at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
WWII Blue star banner hung on family door with star for each service member from family at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Two star banner flown by families with two servicemen at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese triple-barrel gun used on Tarawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Uniform, helmet & M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle used in invasion of Tarawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
WWII Blue star banner hung on family door with star for each service member from family at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Two star banner flown by families with two servicemen at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese triple-barrel gun (1936) used on Tarawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Uniform, helmet & M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle used in invasion of Tarawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Japanese objects picked up at battle of Tarawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.WWII Jeep at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese canteen at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Burma Road banner at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Japanese objects picked up at battle of Tarawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.WWII Jeep at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese canteen at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Burma Road banner at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Leather flight jacket worn by Captain in 20th Air Force over Burma at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Chinese phrase book used in China-Burma-India campaign at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Colt.45 pistol carried by Flying Tiger "Tex" Hill in WWII at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Flying Tigers helmet & flight jacket worn by "Tex" Hill at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Leather flight jacket worn by Captain in 20th Air Force over Burma at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Chinese phrase book (1943) used in China-Burma-India campaign at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Colt .45 pistol carried by Flying Tiger "Tex" Hill in WWII at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Flying Tigers helmet & flight jacket worn by "Tex" Hill at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
40mm Bofors anti-aircraft cannon designed in Sweden, made by Chrysler at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.WWII patches collected by female USO volunteer at troop dances at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.USS Johnston under fire at Battle off Samar painting by Pierre de Wispelaere at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Cruiser bridge of USS Denver at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
40mm Bofors anti-aircraft cannon designed in Sweden, made by Chrysler at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.WWII patches collected by female USO volunteer at troop dances at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.USS Johnston under fire at Battle off Samar painting by Pierre de Wispelaere at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Cruiser bridge of USS Denver at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Norden bomb sight at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese "Rex" Float Plane at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Admiral's Barge restored to appearance of that used by Admiral Nimitz at Pearl Harbor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Admiral's Barge restored to appearance of that used by Admiral Nimitz at Pearl Harbor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Norden bomb sight at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese "Rex" Float Plane (Kawanishi N1K Kyofu) (1943) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Admiral's Barge restored to appearance of that used by Admiral Nimitz at Pearl Harbor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Admiral's Barge restored to appearance of that used by Admiral Nimitz at Pearl Harbor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
WWII Japanese boy's kimono with motifs of Japanese soldiers, armored cars, airplanes & flags at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Thousand-stitch belt wherein Japanese soldier's family & friends would each add a stitch to impart good luck captured in New Guinea at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Ceramic hand grenades & land mine used by Japanese at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese postcard of Osaka captured on Corregidor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
WWII Japanese boy's kimono with motifs of Japanese soldiers, armored cars, airplanes & flags at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Thousand-stitch belt wherein Japanese soldier's family & friends would each add a stitch to impart good luck captured in New Guinea at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Ceramic hand grenades & land mine used by Japanese at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese postcard of Osaka captured on Corregidor at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Japanese card showing bombing run at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese naval shoulder badges at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Autographed War Loan poster showing Americans raising flag on Iwo Jima at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Signatures of U.S. marines & sailors who raised flag on Iwo Jima on War Loan poster at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Japanese card showing bombing run at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese naval shoulder badges at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Autographed War Loan poster showing Americans raising flag on Iwo Jima at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Signatures of U.S. marines & sailors who raised flag on Iwo Jima on War Loan poster at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Scoreboard of destroyer USS Hadley which shot down 25 Japanese aircraft at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.American & Japanese equipment used on Okinawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese painted cup & Red Cross medal captured on Okinawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Combat Information Center which plotted radar data on warships after 1942 at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Scoreboard of destroyer USS Hadley which shot down 25 Japanese aircraft (23 in under 2 hours on May 11, 1945 off Okinawa) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.American & Japanese equipment used on Okinawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese painted cup & Red Cross medal captured on Okinawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Combat Information Center which plotted radar data on warships after 1942 at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Combat Information Center which plotted radar data on warships after 1942 at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.American uniform & items used on Okinawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese Army enlisted man's cap captured on Okinawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Replica of "Fat Man" atomic bomb dropped by Bock's Car on Nagasaki on at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Combat Information Center which plotted radar data on warships after 1942 at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.American uniform & items used on Okinawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese Army enlisted man's cap captured on Okinawa at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Replica of "Fat Man" atomic bomb dropped by Bock's Car on Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) on at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Pre-bombing aerial photos of Hiroshima at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Ceramics & chop sticks found in Nagasaki after WWII at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese Aichi "Val" D3A2 Dive Bomber at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Model of Battleship Missouri showing arrangement of personnel during Japanese surrender at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Pre-bombing aerial photos of Hiroshima at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Ceramics & chop sticks found in Nagasaki after WWII at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Japanese Aichi "Val" D3A2 Dive Bomber at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Model of Battleship Missouri showing arrangement of personnel during Japanese surrender (Sept. 2, 1945) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Admiral Nimitz letter postmarked from Tokyo Bay at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Imperial Japanese Navy plate used during surrender ceremony on USS Missouri at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.U.S. Navy plate used during surrender ceremony on USS Missouri at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Beating of American POW by Japanese camp guards painting by Frank Fujita who was captured on Java at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Admiral Nimitz letter postmarked from Tokyo Bay (Sept. 1, 1945) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Imperial Japanese Navy plate used during surrender ceremony on USS Missouri at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.U.S. Navy plate used during surrender ceremony on USS Missouri at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Beating of American POW by Japanese camp guards painting by Frank Fujita who was captured on Java at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Entrance to Pacific Combat Zone an offsite attraction of the National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Antiaircraft gun at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Color coded 16 inch naval gun shells for battleships at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Mark XIV standard WWII submarine Torpedo at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Entrance to Pacific Combat Zone an offsite attraction of the National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Antiaircraft gun at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Color coded 16 inch naval gun shells for battleships at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Mark XIV standard WWII submarine Torpedo at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Projector Mark 10 "Hedgehog" antisubmarine weapon of WWII at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.TBM Avenger torpedo bomber at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Torpedo-Boat 309, the only restored Higgins class PT on display in USA at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Torpedoes aboard Torpedo-Boat 309 at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Projector Mark 10 "Hedgehog" antisubmarine weapon of WWII at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.TBM Avenger torpedo bomber at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Torpedo-Boat 309, the only restored Higgins class PT on display in USA at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Torpedoes aboard Torpedo-Boat 309 at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Torpedo-Boat 309 at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Rear gun of Torpedo-Boat 309 at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Packard Marine V-12 PT Boat Engine at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Battlefield performance area at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Torpedo-Boat 309 at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Rear gun of Torpedo-Boat 309 at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Packard Marine V-12 PT Boat Engine at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Battlefield performance area at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.
Battlefield surgical theater in Quonset hut at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.


Battlefield surgical theater in Quonset hut at Pacific Combat Zone of National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.



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