Feb 22-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: February: Feb 22-15
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World War II Glider and Military Museum     ...click to play video

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 07:32 am:

On several occasions in the past we have mentioned the Cornish Pump and Mining Museum, but I don't believe we've ever mentioned the other half of this attraction in Iron Mountain. The WWII Glider & Military Museum houses one of the few remaining CG-4A Gliders, as well as memorabilia from the period of their production in Iron Mountain. The Menominee Range Historical Museum website says that that more of these gliders were built at the Kingsford Ford plant, at a lower cost than anywhere else in the country. Our thanks to the museum and to ABC TV10 for this glimpse of the U.P.'s contribution to the war effort. If you live in Marquette you can catch Pasty Central's Day in History right along with the morning news weekdays on TV10.

glider troups
courtesy U.S. Military Museum

The Upper Peninsula never ceases to amaze us, which is why we're still here after almost 17 years of exploring it every day. That's what next Saturday will celebrate. I invite you to join us again at this spot on the Internet dial for another Shoebox Memory next Sunday as we begin year number 18.

Have a good week :o)
Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 08:32 am:

I really enjoy WWII history, so this is great to read!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 09:06 am:

I was always fascinated by those gliders.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 09:09 am:

I love WWII history, also. Very interesting!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 09:54 am:

Must have been a tight squeeze, hard to believe 12 men could fit in that plane.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 09:57 am:

...as an after-thought, perhaps that was without the Jeep.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 11:08 am:

My brother was a glider pilot during WW11. He always told me
the "G" on his pilots silver wings stood for G D---good!

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 11:17 am:

I visited the Glider Museum several times to watch them restore
the glider. Loved it! In a way it allowed me a last glimpse of my

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm:

I have read that those gliders were called "flying coffins". I take my hat off to the brave men that trusted their fate to the whim of the winds. WWII is an interesting part of history. I shall make every effort to make it to the glider museum.

By Peter Hanrahan (Pete) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 02:28 pm:

Ken Fisher, a WW2 veteran is an expert on the CG-4A glider. He is presently a patient in the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. He would be pleased to talk to visitors about his experiences.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 03:16 pm:

You jogged my memory, Duane ~ now I remember the gliders being called that, way back then.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, February 23, 2015 - 04:26 am:


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