Monday, March 11, 2019

Ships and Aircraft Display at Buffalo and Erie Military Park

Everyone has a preference when it comes to parks and recreation.  We specifically like military parks like the one we  we went to in Pensacola Florida and Corpus Cristi, Texas.  The recent one we visited is the Buffalo and Erie Military Park in Buffalo, New York.  Among the ships that were on the display include the  USS Little Rock, USS The Sullivans, and USS Croaker.  The ships in the park remain property of the United States Navy which inspects them annually.
Along with the ships, there are variety of smaller vehicles, vessels, and aircraft that are also on display at the park. These include the following:

  1. Gyrodyne X-Ron 1 Rotorcycle one-man helicopter used by the US Marine Corps in the late fifties and early sixties,
  2. An Army M41 Walker Bulldog tank used in the Korean War,
  3. A Marine M-84 Armored personnel carrier,
  4. A UH-1 Huey flown in Vietnam,
  5. An Air Force F-101 Voodoo flown by the New York Air National Guard's 136th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
  6. A Nasty-class Fast Patrol Boat (PTF) used by the Navy in Vietnam,
  7. A Navy FJ Fury (FJ-4) jet (equivalent to the Air Force's F-86 Sabre), and
  8. A USAAF P-39 Airacobra manufactured at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo which saw service in World War II.
  9. The sail and rudder of the submarine USS Boston are also on display here.

In 1976 the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency and the Buffalo Naval and Servicemen's Park requested the United States Department of the Navy to supply a decommissioned naval vessel to construct a naval park. The Cleveland-class cruiser USS Little Rock and the Fletcher-class destroyer USS The Sullivans were part of the original display. In 1988 the Gato-class submarine USS Croaker was added. In 1989 Croaker underwent a refit. - 
On December 16, 2017 USS Little Rock (LCS-9) was commissioned at the park alongside its namesake USS Little Rock (CG-4). The commissioning was the first time a United States Naval vessel was commissioned alongside its namesake. 

Pictures were taken by me.  Information source is
I wish we have a big military park like this in our area. The only memorial park dedicated to the service members here is a display of old equipment but then again, our  city small.  We do however a lot of veterans that came from this area and we have so many display of their names on designated places.

17 Smart Readers SAID::

Masshole Mommy said...

That is a really cool display! We have something like that here called Battleship Cove and my kids love it.

AiringMyLaundry said...

My husband would love to see this. He enjoys seeing ships and aircraft. We went to the Air Force Museum and he had a blast there.

Jeannette said...

My family is miltary and I know this would be something my family would love to see! I LOVE learning about history and when you can see certain things it brings that history alive!

Roger Willis said...

Seeing ships and aircraft are a sight to see! I'm sure my grand kids will love it, as well as my wife! What a great place to visit while on vacation, as Buffalo is only a few hours away!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh wow I bet that was amazing to go and see. What some fantastic ships! I bet it was incredible being so close to them.

Unknown said...

This display is so great and has a lot of history to go with it. I have never been to Buffalo so if we do we will check this out.

Melanies Fab Finds said...

My son would love to go somewhere like this. I think he'd be fascinated by the ship. He loves this sort of thing.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

We are retired Air Force but always enjoy visiting and seeing any type of military sites. This would be fun and educational to visit.

Brittany Nicole said...

This looks like it would be really cool to see! My husband would really enjoy going to this display.

Sue Reddel said...

We would enjoy going to this museum. It reminds me of our visit to Pearl Harbor. It's always interesting to learn about military history.

Terri Steffes said...

I wish I had something so neat close to me! My husband and I did go and see the Lewis and Clark starting point last Sunday. That was super fun!

The Super Mom Life said...

This place looks like it offers so much history. I would love to visit.

Lisa Favre said...

You and your family go on the most fun adventures! I love how historical this site is.

Tasheena Womack said...

This looks like such a fun adventure. My boys love ships and visiting new places.

Unknown said...

How fun! This is the kind of thing that the three of us always love to do, exploring historical places. - Lynndee

tiarastantrums said...

This locations looks like the perfect spot to visit. My son is looking into military for college, so this would make a great trip for us

hellolittlepeepers said...

We would definitely try to go see this. We loved going to the air force museum.

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