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Fort Knox, Kentucky - Patton Museum - "former" Museum

Article about: I wanted to share some photos of the Patton Museum as it "was" before the Government did the Base Realignment here in the States and changed this museum. It was wonderful, having A

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    I wanted to share some photos of the Patton Museum as it "was" before the Government did the Base Realignment here in the States and changed this museum. It was wonderful, having Armor from all nations, but predominantly WWII, and the tanks and artillery pieces were from all sides, along with personal items belonging to General Patton. I have not been since they changed things, but this museum is close to the SOS Show in Louisville Ky (45 minutes to an hour drive), so for those who attend that show - it may be worth an extra afternoon to visit this place. I posted the Air Force Wright Pat photos, and again, that is a few hours drive away from the SOS for those interested who travel to the show. There is a link online for seeing what is now at the Patton museum at Fort Knox, and I was told General Patton's personal items still remain here at this museum. If anyone has more information who has visited this location recently, I'd enjoy hearing about the changes made. One of the best displays "was" the "cutaway" King Tiger Tank - literally - the side was cut out and you could see the interior. Also - the personal items of the General are/were here. His B-3 Jacket, Helmet, Revolvers, personal truck/office set up, etc. The link to the current museum is here: Patton Museum Online: Official General George S. Patton Jr. Museum featuring Memorabilia & History - I hope those interested enjoy the photos, and have a Great Christmas Holiday.

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    The model of the Fort Knox Gold Vault used in the 1964 James Bond Movie "Goldfinger"
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    Patton's Personal Items

    One of Patton's Staff Cars
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    The WWI tank is especially impressive!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Yeah I have to agree the WW1 Tank display is excellent, & I love the King Tiger too.. Thanks for some great photos & putting them on here..Cheers Terry.

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    Thanks for posting these great photos. One could spend
    a few days in there.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Glad you all enjoy them. I really wish the government had left well enough alone here... It was a great museum. I understand from talking to others many of the displays have been moved to other bases. Aberdeen Proving Grounds also moved much of their armor museum which was outstanding to other bases, so now it is just tracking everything back down. When I get a chance I'll pull those photos to post. Aberdeen was wonderful too for those who liked armor.

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    They are terrific photos Dan, it looks to be a very impressive display. I hope they haven't changed the displays too much as I can't see how you could improve on what you've shown us here. As the boys have already mentioned, the tank displays are very well done indeed.

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    Thanks! I know they moved much of the display... And the locals weren't happy about it... Next time I get to Louisville I'll stop in again to check it out. Your Berlin Trip is getting closer by the day! There is a large Panzer Museum in Munster over there if I recall... Haven't been yet but that's on the "to do" list one of these days also.


    Quote by sandgroper View Post
    They are terrific photos Dan, it looks to be a very impressive display. I hope they haven't changed the displays too much as I can't see how you could improve on what you've shown us here. As the boys have already mentioned, the tank displays are very well done indeed.

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    Great photos friend.

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    Quote by danno81 View Post
    Thanks! I know they moved much of the display... And the locals weren't happy about it... Next time I get to Louisville I'll stop in again to check it out. Your Berlin Trip is getting closer by the day! There is a large Panzer Museum in Munster over there if I recall... Haven't been yet but that's on the "to do" list one of these days also.
    Our trip is about a year and a half away if everything goes to plan, I'm excited already mate!

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    Great pics,thanks.....Pete.
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