THE MIGHTY EIGHTH MUSEUM VISIT
Taking some time away from Coffee, Holly and Dean, of The Warbird Coffee Company USA were lucky enough to travel to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia recently.
Passing time in the departure lounge with a hot cup of Century Coffee!
The Warbird Travel Mug, essential flight gear!
Departing Madison, WI and the cold November weather, it was a welcome break to touch down in Georgia!
The museum itself pays homage to the personnel of The Mighty Eighth, the 8th United States Army Air Force that bore the brunt of the offensive action against Nazi occupied Europe from 1942 through to 1945.
The unmistakeable sign of the Mighty Eighth!
For the duration of the visit, Holly and Dean were the fortunate hosts of the wonderful team at the museum and enjoyed the benefits of a behind the scenes tour.
The perfect hosts!
The museum consists of both personal artifacts and war time aircraft, most notable B-17G 44-83814 ‘City of Savannah’ which is currently undergoing restoration to full combat configuration.
Holly getting to grips with the Navigator and Bombardier's office in the nose of 'City of Savannah'.
Century Coffee and Fifty One - our own Mighty Eighth at home in 'City of Savannah'.
More information on the restoration and the hard work being done by the team of dedicated volunteers can be found here : B-17 Exhibit | National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force (mightyeighth.org)
The museum is the perfect place for anyone with an interest in the war fought at 25,000 feet above Europe by the young men of the 8th AAF. Full of personal artifacts of the era, it is a national treasure trove.
Bomb Group Displays
The Bomb Group displays bring to life the stories and experiences of combat as well as life in England during those difficult war years.
The museum also pays tribute to those household names who flew as part of the Mighty Eighth. One of which, Jimmy Stewart, an individual well known to The Warbird Coffee Co and his time as the Operations Officer of the 453rd Bomb Group and his time at Old Buckenham in the UK.
The Warbird Coffee Company USA is extremely grateful to the whole team who took time out of their busy schedules to host them and we look forward to more visits in the future!
For anyone interested in visiting the museum, details can be found here: National Mighty Eighth Museum