Our Third Trip to the Florence Air and Missile Museum

Florence S.C. - June, 1997


Ginny Does the Fran-Dango


We walked in unannounced this year, but the Haughn's recognized us at once. "Hey, it's the Warmonger!" said Lee, and they proceeded to catch us up with the recent history. (They even remembered MY name a little later).
Open Air Storage


Hurricane Fran paid a visit last Fall, and didn't even have the decency to pay the modest admission fee. She did, however, take along a souvenir: part of the building's roof. The Loon and DASH now have a delightful open air venue.




Ruffled feathers Ginny and Lee weathered the storm at the museum, taking refuge in the all-brick rest room building after securing all they could. Sitting on the edge of a large airport, the museum has no protection from the winds. The Albatross got a few ruffled tailfeathers..

During the height of the storm, combat veteran Lee went to sleep. Ginny had planned to ride out the storm in the cockpit of the A26, getting the feel of flight.

Luckily for all of us, she thought better of it.....


A26-1


Reminded of the A26, we went outside to check it out. Randy's Invader has picked up a little paint....






A26-2


but the old "Gun Plumber" would certainly still recognize the business end of his bird.










All photos by the Warmonger

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