McMinnville, OR

Berlin Wall in McMinnville

Location: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Parts of the Hinterlandmauer

 

From the first aircrafts of the Wright brothers to a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, flying with double the speed of sound: In the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, there is something for everyone, including fun and games for children.

In the exhibition area Military Aircraft/Transport i.a. there is a Gooney Bird, one of the typical transport aircrafts, which were used for the Berlin Airlift. Presumably, therefore a monument with parts from the Hinterlandmauer was set up here.

However, the concrete slabs do not originate from the Berlin Wall literally. Rather they originate from the former border fortifications between the communities Zicherie (Lower Saxony) and Boeckwitz (Saxony-Anhalt).

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Photo above and background:
© by Carol Munro . Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

 

2 thoughts on “McMinnville, OR

  1. Thank you for adding my photo to your interesting gallery. If you don’t already have one, I also have a photo of a piece of the wall at the Reagan Library, Simi, California. https://www.flickr.com/photos/rgtmum/8091123623/in/photolist-dqW9wN-dqW8KA-dqW9eW-dqVYJ6-dqVYxk-dqW8pN-dqW8zG-dqW8i3-dqW873-djZ8ar . I believe there is also a piece at the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, California.
    The Evergreen Aviation Museum is also famous for Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose. It is a very interesting museum.

    • Thank you. We already have photos of Berlin Wall at Reagan and Nixon library but feel free to upload more 😉

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