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Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the VMHM

28 June 2013

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the VMHM

21º 01′ 59″ N / 105º 50′ 24″ E

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

A sculpture made of war wrecked aircraft stands in the courtyard of the Vietnam Military History Museum (Bảo tàng Lịch sử Quân sự Việt Na) in Hanoi Vietnam. French aircraft from the war there in the 1950s are combined with portions of Unites States Armed Forces aircraft from the Vietnam War (a B-52 and an F-111 are represented). It is a stark monument and we have Catherine Dowman’s sharing of her photos to thank so that we can see it — and see Vietnam’s interpretation of events.

Sign at the Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

Sign at the Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

The sign states that French aircraft shot down during the Điện Biên Phủ Campaign (what we in the United States call the Battle of Dien Bien Phu) as well as aircraft shot down during the Air War of Destruction Against North Vietnam (what we in the U.S. would say was part of the Vietnam War).

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum, the central piece may be a medium sized propeller driven bomber type aircraft — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum showing portions of a B-52 and an F-111 (note the SA 2 missile appearing to stand watch over the wrecks) — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

Aircraft Wreckage Sculpture at the Vietnam Military History Museum — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

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