The Rowland Freedom Center Aviation and Military Museum

never knew this museum was here, and It was well wroth the trip to come see it. It was great talking to Doug about the museum and his flying stories. They have some great airplanes on display as well as some old military vehicles. From their website: Among the current exhibits on display are a replica of General George S. Patton’s briefing room, an authentic Willy’s Jeep from 1944, a replica of General Erwin Rommel’s W31 Command Car used in the 1951 movie “The Desert Fox,” the remains of a B25 that crashed near Lake Berryessa in 1954, a replica of a Japanese Zero created for the 1970 film “Tora! Tora! Tora!,” a 1935 Kinner Playboy plane, a 1937 Ryan STA that was displayed at the Nut Tree Restaurant for many years and a tractor biplane constructed by teen brothers Willy and Arthur Gonzales in 1912. Built in San Francisco, it is considered one of the first planes to be successfully flown in the Bay Area.

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