Grissom Air Museum facts for kids
|Location||1000 W. Hoosier Blvd.
Peru, Indiana 46970
The Grissom Air Museum is a military aviation museum at Grissom Air Reserve Base near Peru, Indiana with over twenty aircraft on display.
The museum's origins date to 1981, when the Grissom Air Force Base Heritage Museum Foundation was formed by John Crume and other military veterans to preserve the aircraft located at the base. The Grissom Air Museum was started in 1987 when aircraft were moved to an area outside the northern main gate from a location on base.
The indoor museum was completed in 1991. In 1995, the museum was transferred from the United States Air Force Museum system to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system. The museum obtained two "new-in-box" Quonset huts for additional display space in 1997. Then, in 2010, the museum was dropped from the latter system.
In 2015, the museum's B-17 was disassembled and transferred to the Museum of Aviation for restoration.
The museum has over twenty aircraft on outdoor display, reflecting both the base's history and that of the United States Air Force and the United States Navy. The indoor museum contains a number of artifacts related to the United States Naval Training Station at Bunker Hill (1942–46), Bunker Hill Air Force Base (1954-1968), the Grissom Air Force Base (1968-1994), and the Grissom Air Reserve Base (1994–Present). Other sit-in displays, including an F-4 Phantom cockpit, Huey Helicopter, MJ-1 Bomb Loader, A-10 Trainer, and an F-16 Mock Cockpit.
- Bell UH-1H Iroquois 68-16256
- Boeing B-47B Stratojet 51-2315
- Boeing EC-135L 61-0269
- Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter 52-2697
- Cessna O-2A Skymaster 68-6871
- Cessna T-37B Tweet 54-2736
- Cessna U-3A 57-5922
- Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk 153671
- Convair TB-58A Hustler 55-0663
- Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger 56-2317
- Douglas C-47D Skytrain 43-49270
- Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar 52-5850
- Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 77-0228
- Grumman C-1A Trader 136790
- Grumman F-11A Tiger 141790
- Grumman F-14B Tomcat 162912
- Lockheed T-33A 52-9563
- McDonnell F-4C Phantom II 64-0783
- McDonnell F-101B Voodoo 58-0321
- NAMC YS-11A
- North American B-25J Mitchell 44-86843
- North American F-100C Super Sabre 53-1712
- North American T-2C Buckeye 158583
- Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 51-9456
- Republic F-105D Thunderchief 61-0088
The entire Grissom Air Reserve Base and aircraft display are visible from the top of the five-story Cold War-era Observation Tower.
Events on location include the Open House, Armed Forces Day Celebration, GUS Fly In, and Warbird Cruise-In.
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