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October 21, 2015

Spotlight on the Sherman

Pittsburgh’s contributions to World War II ranged from the smallest bomb fuses to the largest artillery. But the 38-ton Sherman tank parked in front of the History Center reminds us that there’s nothing quite like the drama of a legendary vehicle.

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September 23, 2015

A History of Curtiss-Wright During WWII

On display in the Hall of Industry section of the We Can Do It! WWII exhibition is a propeller on loan from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum that was made locally by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

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July 15, 2015

First Frontier Mechanized Cavalry

No World War II exhibit would be complete without a few good vehicles. The story of the war revolved around transportation. From the jeep to the LST (Landing Ship, Tank) and the C-47 cargo plane, the United States’ ability to move massive numbers of men and machines to battle locations around the globe contributed greatly to the Allied victory.

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