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In 1944, 'Sailor Tex' Peacock, aka Dog Tag No. 576-96-32, edited The Alert, the weekly newspaper of the Kingsville Naval Auxiliary Air Station. (Photo courtesy of Howard Peacock)

The National Museum of the Pacific War in this vibrant and historic town claims to be “the only one of its kind in America” –– quite possibly the world –– “telling the entire story of the war in the Pacific.”

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The fairwater/conning tower of the USS Pintado (SS-387) reminds museum patrons of the critical strategic role of U.S. submarine forces in the Pacific Theater. (Photo by J. Griffis Smith)

Most weekends of the year, crowds flock to Fredericksburg to enjoy the Hill Country ambiance, shop along historic Main Street, or savor impromptu wine tastings. As they wander among the shops and galleries, many visitors may inadvertently miss one of the town’s jewels: The National Museum of the Pacific War.

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They appeared to walk around aimlessly, looking innocent until the right opportunity presented itself. Then, moving as quickly as they could, they struck. Soon, the unguarded flying machine’s two linen wings had been ripped to shreds—an airplane that had cost Uncle Sam $5,465.

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