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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
My Take On: The USS Midway Museum
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Book History
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The USS Midway Museum!
As Of February 23rd of 2013!


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3801 -    This past Saturday, my youngest son, Vinnie, and I went on the USS Midway Museum.  The US Navy Ship is now harbored in the Port of San Diego, across from the Naval Air Station on North Island.

Above... You can see Vinnie and myself in a photo that was taken when we first walked into the hangar deck of the ship...

I've blogged about being a 'Navy Brat' a few times in this Blog, and also blogged about comic books with Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines and the Coast Guard before.   Usually during a holiday, such as Veterans Day or Memorial Day.

This time I'm blogging about the fact that the ship has 66 different exhibits, and Vinnie and I took them all in, staying for six hours on Saturday!

One of the exhibits had the badges of the airplanes, of which I am showing the badge of the VF-31 (Fighting 31) the Tomcatters from 1954.  They had a Felix the Cat on their badge, as shown to the left.  Other squadrons had cartoonish figures also, but I didn't recognize any of them!

I had been on the USS Midway shortly after if first opened, and my son had gone a field trip when he was in 5th grade, so it had been a while for both of us since we had been there.

Taking just a short time for lunch at the 'Fantail Cafe', (which was pretty good, we split an order of lumpia and an order of the chili bowl), we saw all of the 66 exhibits. 

What kind of amazed me was the living conditions between the enlisted men, the CPOs, and the officers.  Each had their own galley / place to eat.   The photos that I took will be shown at this special photo album on my Facebook fan page.  The enlisted men had bunks, sometimes three beds to a space, while the Admiral and the Captain had their own rooms.  But... the officers had to pay for their own food!  Something my dad, who served in the Navy, hadn't told me about before!

Vinnie and I took in the 'Island' which is the tower that rises above the flight deck.  Only twenty persons could go in a group up the four flights of stairs, so there was a small wait time for this docent led tour.  But it was worth it!  Both Vinnie and I took turns in the chairs, as you can see in the photos...

We both had a great time at this floating museum, and suggest that you take it in if you come to San Diego!  There's always the Comic-Con International that runs each Summer here in San Diego, so you can squeeze a quicker visit to the museum in before or after the convention!

Here's the link to the Facebook Fan Page for the USS Midway, so you can find the hours and days of operation..

And again, here's the link to my Facebook Fan Page's special photo album 

~ Michael



NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,801 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

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