Escort Carrier Exhibits &
The following is a listing of where our Memorial Dollars are being spent to alert the public about our service to our Country. It is estimated that 2,000,000 people will view these displays per year. Memorialize & Honor a Hero: Make a Donation in Their Name to Support Historical Preservation.
Contribute to a Museum.
ECSAA now has its own museums aboard two aircraft carriers which are now floating museums...USS Lexington and USS Hornet. These ships have set aside compartments in which only CVE displays and memorabilia will be exhibited. Our "museums" on these ships will be visited by millions of people each year, and it is up to us to send these museums our "stuff" to display.
Clean out your attic and garage and shoe boxes. Open those musty old boxes where you have stored your Navy "stuff" and send it to one of these ships for display. Your name will be posted as a contributor to the museum. Do it now!
Charles "Rusty" Reustle
Director of Ops. & Exibits
P.O. Box 23076
Corpus Christi, TX 78403-3076
Curatorial Collections Mgr.
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
910 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Director of Development
Alameda, CA 94501
Here's the kind of "stuff" needed for our museums:
Books/diaries/manuals/letters/Navy correspondence - ship logs/photographs - any Boot Camp material - WWII posters - campaign ribbons and medals - uniforms/caps/clothing/peacoats/foul weather gear/watch caps - rating badges - ID cards/dog tags - ship newspaper/ Holiday meal menu/plan of the day/department roster/ship roster - life preservers - crimshaw/handywork/knots - flags and pennants - pilot and airman wings - flight helmets/flight suits - flight deck shirts and caps - plane instruments/LSO paddles - hammock/sea bag/ditty bag - steel helmet - dye markers/parachute - manuevering board/compass/flight log - maps and charts - commissioning book - radioman earphones/message blanks/messages - phonograph records - binoculars - mess trays and silverware, plates, cups and glasses...and anything else you can think of.