Museum Musings: National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force #3

Chapel of the Fallen Eagles

These beautifully crafted stained glass windows depict American airmen, angels, and aircraft. The detail of a service man or woman who sacrificed it all, carried to heaven. Accepted with open arms by One who knew all too well the toll, the weight of burdens carried like bomb laden aircraft.

Prayers held winged craft through anti-air barrages!

Flowers laid for many not ever to return. Only remembrances, tiny flickers of faces, laughter, dog tags, co-pilots ripped from cockpits over foreign lands. Again the nightmares, and the thankfulness in the same sweat soaked night. Any of remaining squadron members? 89 years ago. We remember for you!

Numbers on emblems sown to fabric, worn on shoulders. Painted on air chariots, cast on coins, carried in pockets of airmen today!

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1 Comment

  1. What a surprisingly beautiful tribute to our service men and women.

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