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1 AVIATOR S FLIGHT LOG BOOK NAME: SCHOOL: GRADE: DATE: Welcome to the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at ore than 70 years ago, the United States and its Allies fought and defeated M Germany, Japan, and Italy in the most destructive war in human history. The world has never been the same since. Today you will be exploring the history and lessons of WWII. But unlike studying history in your classroom, you will be encountering artifacts, oral histories, photographs real pieces of history that bring the past to life. Here in the Museum s US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center you will find examples of the men and women and machines that helped the Allies win the war. Use this reproduction WWII-era Aviators Flight Log Book to collect valuable information and share your thoughts about the war that changed the world.

2 1 World War II Time Line Sept. 1, 1939 May 10, 1940 June 22, 1940 Oct. 31, 1940 Dec. 7, 1941 Jan. 20, 1942 Apr. 9, 1942 June 7, 1942 Nov. 5, 1942 Feb. 2, 1943 Germany invades Poland; WWII begins Hitler begins invasion of Western Europe France falls to German forces British RAF defeat German Luftwaffe, ending 4-month aerial Battle of Britain Japan attacks US fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; US enters WWII the next day Wannsee Conference held; Nazi Final Solution (extermination) for European Jews adopted Bataan Death March begins in the Philippines Battle of Midway ends with decisive US victory over Japan 2nd Battle of El Alamein ends in British victory over Germany and Italy in Egypt Battle of Stalingrad ends with Soviet victory over Germany; more than 1,000,000 deaths 2 June 4, 1944 June 6, 1944 June 22, 1944 Jan. 27, 1945 Rome liberated by Allied troops; first Axis capital to fall D-Day: The Allied invasion of Western Europe begins in Normandy, France G.I. Bill passes in the US; important social and economic legislation supporting veterans Soviets liberate Auschwitz death camp; more than 1,000,000 Jews have been murdered Feb. 19, 1945 US Marines invade Iwo Jima; famous flag-raising Feb. 23; US victory there Mar. 26, 1945 Apr. 12, 1945 Apr. 30, 1945 May 8, 1945 US President Franklin Roosevelt dies; VP Harry Truman becomes president Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin bunker as Soviet troops invade city Germany surrenders; V-E Day Aug. 6, 1945 US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan; second bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Aug. 9, 45 Aug. 15, 1945 Japan surrenders; V-J Day; WWII ends; est. deaths = 70,000,000+ Nov. 21, 1945 Allies begin Nuremberg War Crimes Trials of Nazi leaders; Japanese War Crimes Trials in 46

3 3 Fill out the chart below about our AIRPLANES (info found on panels along the 3rd and 4th Level skybridges) NAME TYPE (bomber or fighter) SIZE OF CREW MAXIMUM SPEED NUMBER BUILT B-17 Flying Fortress B-25 Mitchell F4U Corsair P-51 Mustang SBD Dauntless TBM Avenger 4 If you were an American pilot during WWII, WHICH ONE OF THESE PLANES would you most like to fly, and why?

4 5 THE MEDAL OF HONOR: Choose one recipient and summarize his actions (info found on 2nd Level touch screen display and wall of faces) NAME & HOME TOWN DATE OF ACTION PLACE DESCRIPTION 6 SERVICE AND SACRIFICE: Fill out table below (info found in 2nd Level display cases) Service Branch One Key Leader One Campaign Peak WWII Strength Killed in Action Wounded in Action Army Navy Marines US Army Air Force Coast Guard Merchant Marine

5 7 COMMAND CENTRAL: Choose one battle, explore it and fill in the following information (info found using 2nd Level touch screen tables) Battle Name Battle Date/s Belligerents (country vs. country) Description (found in Summary) 8 COMMAND CENTRAL: Put these WWII battles in chronological order Battle of the Bulge Normandy (D-Day) Midway Guadalcanal June 4-7, 1942 Aug. 7, 1942 Feb. 21, 1943 June 6, 1944 Dec. 16, 1944 Jan. 25, 1945

6 9 ORAL HISTORY STATIONS: Choose one story and fill in the following (info found on 2nd Level) Name Service Branch What did you learn about WWII history from him/her? 10 SERVICE IN WAR AND PEACE: Name one US President, Vice President, Supreme Court Justice, Senator, and Representative who served in the military during WWII (info found using 1st Floor touch screen panel near entrance) Office Name Service Branch Home State President Vice President Supreme Court Justice Senator Representative

7 11 Choose one MILITARY VEHICLE on the floor, look at its details and read its label. Now write a poem of at least four lines about it it doesn t even have to rhyme TITLE: 12 WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Listen to at least one WWYD? scenario and fill out the information below when it ends (found on the two large screens and voting terminals.) What was your scenario about? What were your choices? Which did you choose and why?

8 ilitary airmen are required to keep a record M of their flight activities. During WWII, pilots in the Army Air Force, the Navy, and the Marines used a variety of booklets to keep these records. They would record data such as the date, the starting point and destination of their flight, their airplane make and model, the crew size, the duration of the flight, any passengers, and the main reason for the flight. n the back is a copy of a page from the O Flight Log of Harry L. Horton, a crewmember on a PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol bomber in the Pacific Theater of War. During World War II, the PB4Y-2 was developed for the Navy based on the successful B-24 Liberator heavy bomber. Horton served in VPB-109 Squadron, Crew 10, and flew many missions throughout the Pacific attacking Japanese naval and land targets. Flight Log of Harry L. Horton, PB4Y-2 crewmember, VPB-109 Squadron, Crew 10 To continue exploring WWII history:

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