Evansville looks to showcase artifacts, WWII role

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A new museum is being planned in Evansville to honor the city's contributions to World War II.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports the Freedom Heritage Museum will include photographs and artifacts from World War II, oral histories that have been taped by students over the years and vehicles used during the conflict.

The museum is expected to cost $7 million to $9 million. Members of the private sector leading the project want to locate the facility in the Evansville Regional Airport's old hangar.

Organizer Richard Litov says museum board members already have a 1945 Jeep, an AT-6 training aircraft and other items ready to display.

Evansville made LSTs and built more than 6,000 P-47s during the war.

Information from: Evansville Courier & Press

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