Airfield Museum

Right main gear of the Me262

Pictures from the corridors above

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Propeller

In the past, the wooden rotors were glued together so that they wouldn't break as soon as they touched something.

This is a training bomb

Also called concrete bomb ....... You could also add paint bombs in the notches on the side.

The American multi-purpose bomb

Weight 227kg (500lbs) of which explosives 51%

Messerschmitt Me 262

Engine Jumo 004 nozzle needle (thrust controller)

The cutlery of the Luftwaffe

US explosive bomb GP 100Lp (45kg)

Explosive weight 23Kg

Here we can include all information about the jets

Jet planes made in Schwäbisch Hall....

Let historical jazz music play

The Dolan Barracks

Part of the ILS system

Information board about the concentration camp in Hessental

The Hessental concentration camp, one of 42 satellite camps of the Natzweiler/Alsace concentration camp, existed near the train station from October 14, 1944 to April 5, 1945. At least 800 of the prisoners were known to have been Jews. They were deported by the SS from Poland via the ramp from Auschwitz and the Vaihingen concentration camp to Hessental. Here they had to carry out damage repairs after bomb attacks and other repair work for the Todt Organization, particularly on the grounds of the air base, and thus help to ensure that flight operations could continue unhindered. The prisoners were also active in other areas outside of the military. When the camp was dissolved in April 1945, the "Hessental-Allach death march" began. At least 182 people died of disease or were murdered in Hessental.

Aerial photograph of the Airforce after the bombing of the airfield

Wood probe blade

Propeller blade probably from a Focke Wulf 190. The blade is made of glued wood

Bulletproof windscreen of the Me262 made of 90mm thick laminated glass

2-stroke engine from Riedel served as starter for the Jumo turbine

Booster rocket for Me262 A – 2a; manufacturer Borsig

Luftwaffe winter flight suit

Information board about the number of jet fighters finally assembled in Schwäbisch Hall and a reference to the forest factory where the aircraft were finally assembled

American helicopter pilot with protective face mask

Forestry weapons and hands

Right main gear of the Me262

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2nd Lt. John F. Dolan

the namesake for the Dolan Barracks. The barracks Camp Dolan, later called Dolan Barracks, was named in memory of 2nd Lieutenant John F. Dolan. He was an officer in the 3rd Platoon, C Company, 771st Tank Battalion.
Dolan was killed on March 2, 1945, near St. Thomas in the Eifel. He was awarded the Silver Star for bravery.

Memorial plaque for John F. Dolan

John F. Dolan

Gravestone for John F. Dolan in a New York cemetery

Part of the ILS system

Messerschmitt Me 262

Information board about combat units with jet aircraft Me262 as well as the last flight of the Me262 with the serial number 711.
This aircraft was to be flown to Neuburg an der Donau by the factory pilot Hans Fay.
Hans Fay decided otherwise and flew the Me262 to Frankfurt am Main. This was a stroke of luck for the Allies, as it gave them a flightworthy jet fighter.

Information board about the number of jet fighters finally assembled in Schwäbisch Hall and a reference to the forest factory where the aircraft were finally assembled

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