Life on an Aircraft Carrier

The final element of the World War II diorama takes visitors through the passageways of a wartime carrier to include the sounds of circulated air, pounding hammers and the high-pitched bosun’s pipe.  Shipboard spaces include the ready room where aviators received briefings on their missions, the all-important parachute loft and the gedunk, the naval term for the shipboard snack bar.  Visitors can also see an F6F-5 Hellcat painted in the markings of the Navy’s leading ace, Commander David McCampbell.